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$37,000 vanishes as `priest' apparently fleeces the flock GLENMONT, N.Y. (AP)

A priest who may not have been a priest after all allegedly vanished with $37,000 of parishioners' money.

Brendan O'Keefe, 55, was last seen sometime before Oct. 1, when parishioners arrived for morning services and found St. Michael's Chapel deserted, police said.Parishioners said O'Keefe ran off with $27,000 in checks and about $10,000 worth of South American gold coins.