Priest sentenced in church embezzlement case

August 16, 2011 (WHEATON, Ill.)

Father John Regan pleaded guilty in June.

He apparently stole money from the St. Walter Catholic Parish in Roselle, where he was pastor for two years.

Court documents show he would funnel cash into a secret bank account.

Investigators say Regan stole the money to fuel a gambling addiction.

The Joliet diocese says it has reimbursed the parish for the full loss.

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