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$63K found in ceiling of home of priest accused of embezzlement

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A Michigan priest is charged with embezzling $100,000 or more from St. Martha Church in Okemos.

State police say they discovered $63,000 hidden above ceiling tiles in the home of a Michigan priest who is accused of embezzling millions.

The search was conducted Tuesday at the Rev. Jonathan Wehrle's luxury home in Williamston.

Police say money was in $2,000 bundles secured with cash bands that said, "For Deposit Only-St. Martha Parish."

Wehrle is charged with six counts of embezzling $100,000 or more from St. Martha Church in Okemos.

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