Parishioners of St. Joseph Catholic Church were shocked to learn that a former priest and church secretary have been charged with stealing over $100,000 from the church.

Detective Mark Pendergraff tells WJRT David Fisher and Nancy DeFrenn are suspected of embezzling the funds over a six-year period.

"We've conducted a thorough investigation and documented that there was in fact money spent inappropriately by the priest and also by the secretary."

 

You can read more about the charges and get parishioners' reactions here.