Tuesday, October 24, 2006

He Fought the Law

Time for another check-in with the Holier Than Thou police blotter.

Monsignor John Skehan, pastor at St. Vincent Ferrer Catholic Church in Delray Beach, Fla., was arrested at Palm Beach International Airport and is being held on $400,000 bond on charges of doing WHAT?

A. Embezzling $8.6 million on church funds over four decades
B. Traveling to Thailand on a “sex tour” with underage boys
C. Drunk and disorderly behavior for fighting with two flight attendants on his flight from Ireland
D. Smuggling two rare pigmy monkeys into the country by stuffing them in his pants

A: So much for that vow of poverty! Skehan is accused of stealing $8.6 million in church funds and using the money to buy property and other assets.

Meanwhile, a second priest from the church, Rev. Francis Guinan, has disappeared and is being sought by police for stealing more church funds since taking over from Skehan three years ago.


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