Embezzlement

St. Joseph Catholic Church in Owosso website

A 70-year-old priest accused of embezzling hundreds of thousands of dollars from a Michigan church is awaiting sentencing after reaching a plea agreement in the case. 

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Flickr - Keith Cooper

A church treasurer in southwestern Michigan has been sentenced to 30 days in jail after more than $40,000 in church funds was reported missing.

Michigan State Police
Michigan State Police

Maria Louisa “Marylou” Mason, woman who ran Michigan’s Hispanic/Latino Commission for nearly 30 years is accused of stealing public money earmarked for a proposed statue of civil rights and farm labor leader Cesar Chavez.