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Priest accused of embezzlement

PRAIRIE DU CHIEN, WI (KWWL) -- In Crawford county, Wisconsin a priest faces theft charges.

The sheriff's department says he embezzled up to 200,000 dollars from the St. Mary parish in Gays Mills and St. Phillip parish in Rolling Ground.

Investigators say Father Robert Chukwu sent money and supplies to family, a nun and a school in Nigeria, but it was insurance money and donations received by the parishes and diocese for damages to the church from a flood in 2007.

Father Chukwu is being held in the Crawford county jail.

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