Local priest accused of stealing $1.5 million from Huber Heights church

By Christina Schaefer
ABC 22
March 9, 2016

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MONTGOMERY COUNTY - A longtime local priest faces charges that he stole $1,500,000 from a catholic church in Huber Heights. Montgomery County Prosecutors said today, that Rev. Earl F. Simone stole the money from Saint Peter Catholic Church between January 2008 and March 31, 2015.

According to the church, Simone had been a priest at Saint Peter from 1992 until 2015. We first reported what Huber Heights police called "financial irregularities" in March of 2015. The Cincinnati Archdiocese gave the tip to police about the irregularities after there was an ethics complaint at Saint Peter Catholic Church.

We are working to get more details on this story and will update it as soon as new information comes into our newsroom.


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