Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Former Tecumseh pastor takes the stand in his theft trial

The former pastor of Ste. Anne Parish took the witness stand Tuesday to answer the charge that he stole from his church. Among the things he’s accused of doing is creating a mandatory fee for things like funerals and weddings, then pocketing the money.

“I always said you owe me nothing but you’re more than welcome if you want to show your gratitude,” Couture told the jury. “The most important thing to me is that I get a thank-you card. What you put in the card is up to you.”

Couture, 53, is charged with theft over $5,000. He is accused of stealing anywhere from $170,000 to $234,000 during his tenure at Ste. Anne between 2002 and 2010.  (more...)


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