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Seymour priest to face judge for stealing thousands from parish

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Honore Kombo during a previous court appearance. (WFSB file photo) Honore Kombo during a previous court appearance. (WFSB file photo)
SEYMOUR, CT (WFSB) -

A priest in Seymour is scheduled to face a judge on Wednesday after being accused of taking thousands of dollars from his parish.

Fr. Honore Kombo is due in court in Seymour.

Police say he embezzled more than $20,000 from St. Augustine Church. The money had been left to the church by parishioner who passed away.

According to court documents, Kombo eventually told investigators that he took $27,000 for projects in his home, the Congo. He said his plan was to provide loans to the African country.

Police said they began investigating Komba after receiving a complaint last April.

He was arrested in February.

Kombo was charged with first-degree larceny.

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