Canadian Priest Charged with Fraud After Gambling Away Half a Million Dollars Meant For Refugees July 15, 2016

Canadian Priest Charged with Fraud After Gambling Away Half a Million Dollars Meant For Refugees

A few months ago, Terry posted about a Catholic priest from Ontario who stole half a million Canadian dollars from a church fund ostensibly set up to help Iraqi refugees resettling in Canada… and then lost it all to gambling.

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It took a while, but Father Amer Saka of St. Joseph Chaldean Catholic Church has finally been charged with fraud.

Saka, 51, was arrested on Wednesday and faces two charges — fraud exceeding $5,000 and possess proceeds of property or thing exceeding $5,000.

He deserves whatever punishment he’s going to get. It’s nothing new for a church leader to lie to the congregation — that’s a weekly requirement — but to take advantage of their generosity and withhold help from refugees? That’s despicable.

(Image via Shutterstock. Thanks to everyone for the link)

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