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2.24.2008

priest sentenced for embezzling from churches

Asians behaving badly... catholic priest edition. This week, Rodney L. Rodis, a retired Roman Catholic priest was sentenced to more than five years in prison for embezzling hundreds of thousands of dollars from two churches while leading a double life as a husband and father: Retired Priest Sentenced for Bilking Two Churches.

According to court documents, from September 2002 to August 2006, Rodis embezzled an estmiated $600,000 to $700.000 from St. Jude Catholic Church and Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, both in central Virginia, by instructing parishioners to mail contributions to a post office box that he controlled. He then pocketed the money in a personal bank account, apparently using it to support his wife and three daughters, as well as his relatives in the Philippines. Now you've been caught, sucka!