DeWitt priest accused of stealing $830K from 3 priests charged with 7 felonies

“Please pray for all involved and that justice will be served.”
Published: Dec. 1, 2022 at 4:03 PM EST|Updated: Dec. 1, 2022 at 6:24 PM EST
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LANSING, Mich. (WILX) - The former director of the Lansing Catholic Diocese’s St. Francis Retreat Center was charged with seven felonies Thursday.

Prosecutors allege Father David Rosenberg, 70, stole money from three retired priests who lived at the center and used the money to fund his charity.

Rosenberg is accused of embezzling about $830,000 from the three priests.

He was charged Thursday with three counts of embezzlement from a vulnerable adult $100,000 or more, one count of uttering and publishing, one count of larceny, one count of perjury and one count of false pretenses over $100,000.

Rosenberg was given a $25,000 personal recognizance bond with the condition he’s prohibited from acting as a fiduciary and must relinquish any power of attorney appointments.

He is expected to return to court Dec. 15.

“These charges are deeply disturbing and our prayers go out to all involved, in particular to the alleged victims,” said David Kerr, with the Diocese of Lansing. “Please pray for all involved and that justice will be served.”

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