Gambling addicted pastor defrauded his church

Gambling priestJoseph LeClair, a pastor from Ottawa, has been charged after he stole from his church. The Ottawa resident falsified checks worth approximately $240,000. An investigation revealed that LeClair committed the fraud and theft between January 2006 and May 2011.

Stolen furniture and household goods

The priest used fake checks to steal about $240,000 from the church. Additionally, LeClair stole over $160,000 from church funds to finance his gambling addiction. The investigation also revealed stolen furniture and household goods with a total value of approximately $20,000. Some of those items were found in LeClair's house.

Gambling addiction due to depression

LeClair confessed his addiction to gambling, which was allegedly the result of a depression. Nevertheless, the Ottawa pastor claimed that he financed his gambling problem with private money instead of church money. He has to appear in court at the end of this month.
Add comment

Security code
Refresh

Best online casinos

Royal PandaRoyal Panda
Vera&JohnVera&John