.

Stealing From God? Former Catholic Church Official Indicted

Edward J. Arsenault III has agreed to plead guilty and is expected to serve prison time.

Edward J. Arsenault III. Source: Wikimedia Commons
Edward J. Arsenault III. Source: Wikimedia Commons
By Marc Fortier

A former senior official in the Roman Catholic Church has agreed to plead guilty to charges that he stole from the Archdiocese.

New Hampshire Attorney General Joseph Foster and U.S. Attorney John Kacavas announced in a press release that three waivers of indictment charging Edward J. Arsenault III with theft by unauthorized taking were filed Monday. 

The waivers state that between Jan. 1, 2005 and March 15, 2013, Arsenault committed the crime of theft by unauthorized taking by knowingly exercising unauthorized control over the property of the Bishop of Manchester. The aggregated amount of the theft exceeded $1,500.

Arsenault is also alleged to have committed the crime of theft by unauthorized taking by knowingly exercising unauthorized control over the property of the Catholic Medical Center between Feb. 1 2009 and June 30 2010. Again, the aggregated amount of the theft exceeded $1,500.

The Rockingham County waiver alleges that between June 13, 2010 and Feb. 8, 2012, Arsenault committed the crime of theft by unauthorized taking by knowingly exercising unauthorized control over the property of the Estate of Reverend Monsignor John E. Molan. The aggregated amount of that theft also exceeded $1,500.

For more on this story click here.
John Santaella February 04, 2014 at 07:34 AM
That's it. I'm done with Patch.
hf2hvit February 04, 2014 at 08:53 AM
Stealing from god? What a load... He stole from people...probably to buy off some little boy to keep his mouth shut since his mouth isn't full when the priests aren't around...
John February 05, 2014 at 05:49 PM
"The love of money is the root of all evil" . Talk to anyone who has ever owned a cash business and they will tell you a how they too had a "Fast Eddie" working for them.
John Santaella February 05, 2014 at 07:30 PM
Ask any bar owner and they'll tell you they'd rather have a relative working for them than a stranger. They'd rather have family stealing than anyone else.

Boards

More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something
See more »