Connecticut priest charged with stealing from parish

SEYMOUR, Conn. (AP) — A Roman Catholic priest has been charged with stealing thousands of dollars from the Connecticut parish where he once served as pastor.

Police say the Rev. Honore (AH’-nor-ay) Kombo has been arrested this week on a first-degree larceny charge.

Police did not say exactly how much Kombo is charged with stealing from St. Augustine’s parish in the town of Seymour, Connecticut, but a first-degree larceny charge is for thefts of more than $20,000.
Kombo was removed as pastor of the church in July.
The Archdiocese of Hartford said in a statement that it is cooperating with investigators and Kombo has been barred from serving as a priest.

Kombo is free on $10,000 bond pending a March 14 court appearance. A phone number for him could not immediately be located. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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