Police Find $60K in Cash Hidden in Michigan Priest’s Ceiling
The investigation continues into a priest accused of embezzling money from an Okemos, Mich. church.
The Lansing State Journal reports that during a search of Jonathan Wehrle's home in Williamston on Tuesday, detectives found more than $60,000 hidden in the priest's ceiling above his basement.
Police told the Journal,
"A majority of the cash seized was in $2,000 bundles of $20 bills with paper cash bands that were stamped: For Deposit Only- St. Martha Parish and School."
Wehrle has been charge with six counts of embezzlement over $100,000 or more from St. Martha Parish, where he was the priest for many years.
It's alleged that the 67-year-old used the money to build his million dollar home.
More than $1.1 million in assets has been seized from Wehrle so far.
Werhle's trial is set to begin Aug. 13 in Ingham County Circuit Court.
You can view photos of Wehrle's estate here.