Suburban Pastor Placed on Leave

July 29, 2008

ROSELLE, Ill. (WLS) — A northwest suburban priest is removed from his post for misappropriation of church funds.

It happened at the Saint Walter Parish in Roselle. A head bishop of the diocese in Joliet has placed Father John Regan on administrative leave.

A local bank informed the diocese about irregular banking transactions. The church says it discovered a misappropriation of nearly $112,000. The money was allegedly used for gambling by Father Regan.

He had been pastor of Saint Walter Parish for 2 years. No charges have been filed.


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