Hamilton Catholic Diocese helped in arrest of London priest

Author: Staff
Date Published: 07/15/2016

Police say the Hamilton Catholic Diocese has helped in the arrest of a priest in London.

He’s been charged with fraud in the alleged theft of more than $500,000 meant for refugees.

Police say 51-year-old Amer Saka obtained the money from over 20 people under the guise of a sponsorship program to bring refugee families into Canada.

The investigation began in February and spanned throughout Ontario, the United States and other countries where refugees were trying to come to Canada.