Former Reading priest Richard Nachajski sentenced for stealing $400,000 from church


Author: Ryan Hughes, Reporter,

A former Roman Catholic Priest was taken out of court in handcuffs Thursday, convicted of stealing more than $400,000 from his church.

Richard Nachajski was once a beloved man of the cloth, even given the nickname “Bishop of Millmont,” but now the former pastor of St. Anthony’s of Padua Church in southwest Reading is a convicted felon.

Berks County Judge Scott Keller sentenced him to two to seven years in prison.

“People were hurt to know he lived, in my opinion, this double life,” said Marianne Adam, an active member of the church.

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