Posts Tagged ‘fake priest’

Fake priest scams dozens of Catholics

Monday, May 20th, 2019

A man who falsely claimed to be a Catholic priest is facing justice in Peru for allegedly scamming over two dozen people. The church says it has never heard of the man who stole thousands of dollars and administered sacraments. The man says he worked in a priest in a church where he wasn’t known. Read more

Fraudster who posed as priest for decades caught

Friday, February 5th, 2016

A fraudster who posed as a priest and celebrated sacraments for two decades in California has been arrested. Erwin Mena, 59, is alleged to have sold fake tickets for a bogus pilgrimage to see Pope Francis when he visited the United States. Mena allegedly pocketed more than US$15,000 for the con. Despite acting as a Read more

Fake priest tries to get into Michael Schumacher’s hospital room

Tuesday, May 6th, 2014

A man dressed as a priest has tried to get into the hospital room of Formula One racing star Michael Schumacher, who is in a coma after a skiing accident. Schumacher’s manager Sabine Kehm reportedly said this in German media. She said she had been told the fake priest is a journalist, and she called Read more