Priest resentenced to prison time in charity theft

DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit-area Catholic priest will spend three to 20 years in prison for conspiracy to run a criminal enterprise in connection with the theft of money from a charity that helps poor people.

The Rev. Timothy Kane was resentenced Tuesday in Wayne County Circuit Court.

Kane had been sentenced in December 2014 to jail only during the months of December and June over five years and two additional months. 

That would have totaled one year.

Prosecutors appealed that sentence.

Kane said Tuesday that he has “been punished already” and that God has him “in the palm of his hand.”

Kane also was found guilty in 2014 of embezzling between $1,000 and $20,000 from the Angel Fund and other crimes.

He must continue paying about $129,000 in restitution.