A 57-year-old Roman Catholic priest is charged with stealing money from a fund set up to help poor people in Detroit, Hamtramck and Highland Park.
The Wayne County prosecutor says the Rev. Timothy Kane and an accomplice approved false applications to the Angel Fund and pocketed thousands of dollars over a four-year period.
The Angel Fund is run by the Archdiocese of Detroit and funded by a single donor. It has granted more than $17 million to needy people since 2005.
Prosecutor Kym Worthy announced many charges against Kane on Tuesday. She didn't say how much money Kane may have received. The embezzlement charge covers theft of less than $20,000.
Kane has been a priest since 1982.
In a statement, the Archdiocese of Detroit said the organization was "extremely disappointed and discouraged."