Connecticut priest charged with stealing from parish

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Posted: Mar 02, 2016 7:38 AM

SEYMOUR, Conn. (AP) — A Roman Catholic priest has been charged with stealing thousands of dollars from the Connecticut parish where he once served as pastor.

Police say the Rev. Honore (AH'-nor-ay) Kombo has been arrested this week on a first-degree larceny charge.

Police did not say exactly how much Kombo is charged with stealing from St. Augustine's parish in the town of Seymour, Connecticut, but a first-degree larceny charge is for thefts of more than $20,000.

Kombo was removed as pastor of the church in July.

The Archdiocese of Hartford said in a statement that it is cooperating with investigators and Kombo has been barred from serving as a priest.

Kombo is free on $10,000 bond pending a March 14 court appearance. A phone number for him could not immediately be located.