Monday, April 10, 2017
70-Year-Old Catholic Priest, John Reid, Arrested After Spending Parish's £50,000 On His Housekeeper Lover
Before sentencing him, Judge Christopher Prince called Father John Reid’s fraud an ''aberration'' that went on for 40 months. Father Reid, 70, now living in Stockton-on-Tees, got an 18-month suspended jail term after admitting fraud. He will repay the £50,000.
It was gathered that the Priest, who was expected to live a celibate life at St. Cuthbert Church, Chester-le-Street, Co Durham, fell for Gillian Leddy and used his church cash on wine and travel for himself, her and her daughters.