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Embezzlement Trial for Okemos Priest Delayed

Defense Attorney for Rev. Wehrle Quits

Posted by Strickland's Love Lansing at 4:05pm 8/2/18

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The trial for Rev. Jonathon Wehrle, accused of embezzling more than $100,000 from St. Martha Parish in Okemos, has been pushed back to 2019, WLNS-TV reports.

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The delay comes as authorities discovered hidden bands of cash from St. Martha totalling $63,000 hidden above ceiling tiles in Wehrle's home, prompting Wehrle's defense attorney to withdraw from the case.  The delay gives Wehrle's new counsel to prepare.

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