Fugitive ‘playboy’ priest arrested
Posted by Mr DoctorE on October 23, 2012
“Funny” thing is that the church stole all of this in the first place
Franciscan priest Sime Nimac was arrested on Wednesday in Zagreb after the Church authorities pressed charges against him and he was transferred to the central coastal town of Split to face a criminal probe, a police spokeswoman told AFP.
Local media reported that police had tracked down the 34-year-old Catholic clergyman, whom they describe as a handsome aficionado of expensive clothes and luxury goods, to a Zagreb apartment through his cellphone signal.
He was found there with a young married woman who worked at the bank from which he withdrew the money, media reports said.
Nimac, the former parish priest of Baska Voda on the southern Adriatic coast, signed a deal in April with a local firm to sell a plot of church land.
But the next month he withdrew almost one million euros in cash from the parish’s account “without a valid explanation why the money was taken and what it will be used for,” the Split archdiocese said in a statement on Tuesday.