- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 15, 2016

SEYMOUR, Conn. (AP) - A Roman Catholic priest charged with stealing thousands of dollars from a Connecticut parish told authorities he used the money for projects in Africa.

The Rev. Honore (AH’-nor-ay) Kombo appeared in court Monday on a charge of first-degree larceny.

WFSB-TV (https://bit.ly/1QU8mU4 ) reports that police say Kombo told them the $27,000 missing from St. Augustine’s parish in Seymour was used to provide loans in the Congo, his home country.

Police allege Kombo opened a line of credit under the church’s name, with more than $31,000 in cash advances.

Kombo was removed as pastor in July and the Archdiocese of Hartford barred him from serving as a priest.



He refused comment when contacted by the station.

The case was continued to March 30.

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Information from: WFSB-TV, https://www.wfsb.com

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