Detroit priest charged with embezzlement ordered to stand trial

The Rev. Timothy Kane accused of stealing money from Angel Fund over 4-year period


DETROIT – A trial is next for a Roman Catholic priest who 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, Dorecca Brewer, 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 didn't say how much money Kane may have received, but charged him with embezzlement - less than $20,000.

Kane and Brewer were bound over for trial on Thursday.

Kane has been a priest since 1982.

In a statement, the Archdiocese of Detroit said the organization was "extremely disappointed and discouraged."