Pastor Spent ˆ2m Church Cash on High Life

Dutch News

September 18, 2008

The former pastor of the Catholic church in the village of Gulpen in Limburg stole ˆ2.5m from church funds, reports Thursday's Volkskrant.

According to the church’s lawyer, Joep Haffmans spent all but ˆ600,000 of the money on wine, women, cars, expensive clothes and foreign travel before his death last July at the age of 64.

He was suspended in 2006 on suspicion of embezzlement of church funds and tax evasion.


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