New Brighton man sentenced in theft from Mendota parish

| May 19, 2020 | 0 Comments

A New Brighton man was sentenced to 30 days on home monitoring, 30 days in jail, 10 years of supervised probation and ordered to pay more than $110,000 in restitution to St. Peter in Mendota after agreeing to plead guilty to three counts of theft by swindle from the parish.

Christopher Seiple, 48, who was charged last summer, agreed to the plea deal in December and appeared remotely in Dakota County Court May 15 for the sentencing hearing, KSTP-TV in St. Paul reported. He worked at St. Peter as the director of operations from July 2018 to May 2019.

In a letter to the court, church leaders said that despite the financial impact, they forgive Seiple and are deeply committed to keeping him in their prayers. Seiple apologized at the hearing. He said he plans to put his home on the market to pay the bulk of the restitution.

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