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Church trial finds Wardsville priest guilty of theft

A Catholic church trial finds a priest is guilty of stealing money from St. Stanislaus Parish in Wardsville. Father Ignazio Medina was accused of taking $300,000 in church money while he was the church’s pastor between 2012 and 2021. He’s has made restitution and no longer has a position in the Diocese. Allegations says Medina wrote himself a $200,000 check and another to a family member for $100,000. The FBI investigated the case.

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