Posted tagged ‘Francis Guinan’

Priests Steal $8 Million From Their Church

March 26, 2009
Yes, Jesus likes that.

Yes, Jesus likes that.

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.