Roselle priest pleads guilty to stealing from parish

June 9, 2011 3:43:37 PM PDT
Just days before his trial was to start, a former Roselle priest has pleaded guilty to stealing money from his parish.

Reverend John Regan faced 21 charges in the theft of more than $400,000 from St. Walter Catholic Church.

The 47-year-old pleaded guilty to two of the charges.

Authorities said Regan took the money to feed a gambling habit. He is expected to be sentenced in August.