Kenyan Catholic priest accused of stealing more than $1000 in Australia
A junior Catholic priest from Kenya has been forced to surrender his passport after being charged with stealing more than $1000 from a charity.
Father Alexander Mutua Munyao is accused of stealing from the Lismore Diocese in northern New South Wales.
He has been charged with stealing $270 between November and June this year, and another $870 in July – with both amounts adding up to $1140.
Munyao remains on bail and has been ordered to surrender his passport.
His conditions also require him to observe a curfew and remain at the St Francis Xavier presbytery in Ballina.
Police bail papers noted he had ‘few community ties and no family ties in Australia’.
His case was adjoured until November 30.