A shame-faced vicar today admitted stealing more than £100,000 from the Anglican Diocese of Liverpool.
Rev Michael John Fry, 57, stood with his head bowed as he pleaded guilty to eight counts of theft by an employee.
Fry, of Aigburth Vale, Sefton Park, helped himself to thousands of pounds of church funds between December 2005 and January 2014.
Liverpool Crown Court heard how he took amounts ranging from £1,751 to £20,049, adding up to £107,673 in total.
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