Acquisition No.: 2013-83
Title: Sign; Real Estate, Rev. Caesar A. Belchez.
Item History:

Sometime before serving as a priest at St. Joseph the Worker Catholic Church in Bonneauville, PA, Father Caesar A. Belchez was a realtor. The fact is evidenced by these two real estate signs that had been stored at the old St. Joseph's Rectory until the building was razed in 2013.

According to an April 20, 2013 NBC10 News report; "A Roman Catholic priest in central Pennsylvania will serve 11½ to 23 months behind bars for stealing more than $380,000 from his parish. Authorities say 52-year-old former pastor Caesar Belchez transferred more than $190,000 from various accounts at St. Joseph the Worker Parish in Bonneauville to an online stock account and more than $120,000 to a personal account. Belchez is accused of taking the money between 2006 and 2011 while he was pastor at Saint Joseph the Worker Catholic Church in Bonneauville."

By early 2014 the priest was released from prison and was working as a chef at a restaurant in New Oxford, PA.

Location: Wall
Acq. Date: 2013
Acquired from: Rev. Peter E. DiTomasso
Price ($): gifted
Type: accession
Curator: ckrc