A priest of the Archdiocese of Detroit has been arrested on charges of defrauding an archdiocesan charitable program, The Detroit News reported.
He faces six felony counts.
Father Timothy Kane, 57, allegedly worked with a 34-year-old female
accomplice and filed fraudulent applications to the charity over a
The pair allegedly gave a share of the fraudulent
grants to those who supplied them with their personal information.
After being made aware of the investigation, the archdiocese removed Father Kane from ministry.
“We are extremely disappointed and discouraged that a generous source of
support for those in dire need in the inner city, an effort known as
the Angel Fund, could possibly fall victim to fraud by a member of our
own clergy,” said Ned McGrath, the archdiocese’s director of
“We have been and will continue cooperating with law
enforcement authorities and the Wayne County Prosecutor on this matter,
which precludes us from commenting specifically on the case.”