Tip led police to hidden money in priest's house
Lansing Police found more than $60,000 dollars in cash hidden in Father Wehlre's multi-million-dollar home this week.
It all started with the Lansing Police Department getting a tip - LPD wasn't even involved in the case.
They passed the tip on to the state police who used it to get a warrant to take a look inside the mansion on Noble Road.
Lansing Police told News 10 that the tip came from a credible source but they wouldn't get any more specific than that.
We do know the search happened just four days after Jonathan Wehlre's son, 34-year-old Christopher Brooks Wehrle, was arrested on drug charges.
Police won't say if there's a connection between the raid and arrest
Either way the information was good enough to get a judge to sign the search warrant.
Detectives went in on Tuesday and found more than $60,000 in cash in the basement ceiling tiles.
Most of the money was in bundles of $2000 each.
They were labeled "for deposit-only Saint Martha Parish And School."
Wehrle was home during the search.
He is charged with six counts of embezzlement of $100,000 or more.