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Police in California on April 11, 2024, announced the arrest of a man suspected of posing as a priest to gain access to, and rob, several Catholic parishes across the country.

Police arrest man suspected of robbing Catholic parishes in fake priest scam

Apr 12, 2024

By Daniel Payne

Multiple Catholic parishes in both New York and Texas over the last several months reported encountering a man who in... Read more

The priest impersonator enters American Martyrs Church in Queens, New York, on March 3, 2024.

Fake priest robs New York church of $900 in multistate impersonator scam

Mar 7, 2024

By Daniel Payne

NYPD Crime Stoppers is offering a $3,500 reward for tips leading to the arrest of a man who impersonated a... Read more

Photos of a man claiming to be a priest named "Father Martin" who attempted to infiltrate several parishes around Texas in October 2023.

Update: Texas dioceses targeted by scammer impersonating Catholic priest

Nov 21, 2023

By Jonah McKeown

A man calling himself “Father Martin” attempted to infiltrate several Texas parishes last month and reportedly stole several hundred dollars... Read more