Detroit priest charged with embezzlement ordered to stand trial

Published On: Mar 19 2014 03:33:31 PM EDT   Updated On: Mar 20 2014 03:06:27 PM EDT

A trial is next for a Roman Catholic priest who is charged with stealing money from a fund set up to help poor people in Detroit, Hamtramck and Highland Park.

The Wayne County prosecutor says the Rev. Timothy Kane and an accomplice, Dorecca Brewer, approved false applications to the Angel Fund and pocketed thousands of dollars over a four-year period.

The Angel Fund is run by the Archdiocese of Detroit and funded by a single donor. It has granted more than $17 million to needy people since 2005.

Prosecutor Kym Worthy didn't say how much money Kane may have received, but charged him with embezzlement - less than $20,000.

Kane and Brewer were bound over for trial on Thursday.

Kane has been a priest since 1982.

In a statement, the Archdiocese of Detroit said the organization was "extremely disappointed and discouraged."


The views expressed below are not those of Click On Detroit, WDIV, or its affiliated companies. By clicking on "Post," you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and your comment is in compliance with such terms. Readers, please help keep this discussion respectful and on topic by flagging comments that are offensive or inappropriate (hover over the commenter's name and you'll see the flag option appear on right side of that line). And remember, respect goes both ways: Tolerance of others' opinions is important in a free discourse. If you're easily offended by strong opinions, you might skip reading comments entirely.

blog comments powered by Disqus