Two Catholic Priests from the St Vincent Ferrer Church of Delray Beach, Florida have been sentenced for stealing $8 million dollars from their church. John Skehan, 81, was sentenced to 14 months in prison and Francis Guinan, 66, was sentenced to 4 years, even though he was only found guilty in the theft of $100,000.
Judge Jeffery Colbath said:
The crime of the defendant was pure greed unmasked. There was not a shred of moral necessity to excuse the defendant’s crime
And Judge Krista Marx was quoted saying:
No matter how many good works you have performed in your many years as a priest, your legacy will always be one of thievery and deceit
Skehan had really been living the high life for the last 50 years. He owned a pub in Ireland, a penthouse, and other properties. Colbath was his successor in both the church duties and embezzlement duties.