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(S.D.)- Priest Accused Of Stealing Back In Pennington County

By: Jeremy Anderson Posted at: 07/01/2019 07:33 AM
RAPID CITY, S.D. (AP) - A Rapid City Catholic priest accused of stealing more than $150,000 from area churches is back in the custody of local authorities.
 
KOTA-TV says Father Marcin Garbacz has been transferred from federal custody to the Pennington County Jail.
 
     Garbacz was intercepted by federal agents at the Seattle airport in May. He had booked a one way ticket for Poland, his homeland. He is facing charges of wire fraud, money laundering, and transportation of stolen money. Court documents accuse Garbacz of stealing more than $150,000 between 2004 and 2012 from various parishes.
 
     He was in court last year for petty theft after police say security cameras caught him stealing roughly $600 from Saint Therese Church. His first court date has not yet been set.


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