Ex-priest who took $425,000 from Millmont church gets prison

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Holly Herman
Reading Eagle

A Berks County judge showed no mercy Thursday when sentencing a former Roman Catholic priest to two to seven years in state prison for stealing $425,000 from a Millmont church between February 1998 and 2009 to lead a lavish lifestyle.

Judge Scott D. Keller said that Richard Nachajski, 66, now of York, does not deserve a break. He then imposed a sentence harsher than prosecutors had requested.

Nachajski pleaded guilty to stealing money from St. Anthony of Padua Roman Catholic Church accounts.

Just before sentencing, Nachajski said he has been burdened with regret.

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