Deacon from metro Detroit church under investigation for alleged misuse of parish funds

Posted at 12:00 PM, Apr 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-08 23:22:19-04

A long-serving deacon from a prominent Catholic church in St. Clair Shores has been ousted and is under investigation by the Macomb County Sheriff's Office for allegedly misusing parish funds.

Sunday church services continued at the St. Joan of Arc parish without a prominent member.

"He will no longer serve as the deacon at our parish and his ability to present himself as a deacon has been restricted by the Archdiocese of Detroit," a parishioner said.

The staff says they are unable to comment further on the investigation.