Thursday, August 27, 2009

Priest gets probation

I’m pretty sure that if I stole $40k from my employer that would lock me away from ten years. So why the double standard if the accused (and convicted) thief is a priest?

A former Chicago parish priest has been sentenced to four years probation for stealing $40,000 from the church.

Cook County prosecutors accused the Rev. Steve Patte of issuing checks and wiring money to his personal accounts as reimbursement for expenditures that never occurred.

Authorities accused Patte of using the money to pay for vacations in California, computers, massages and other personal expenses. The money was stolen between July 2001 to August 2005, when he was removed from St. Ita's Church on Chicago's North Side.

Double standards… is it because priests are supposed to be better then the rest of us?

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