Saturday 19 October 2019

Pastor spent €2m church cash on high life

The former pastor of the Catholic church in the village of Gulpen in Limburg stole €2.5m from church funds, reports Thursday’s Volkskrant.

According to the church’s lawyer, Joep Haffmans spent all but €600,000 of the money on wine, women, cars, expensive clothes and foreign travel before his death last July at the age of 64.
He was suspended in 2006 on suspicion of embezzlement of church funds and tax evasion. has been free for 13 years, but now we are asking our readers to help. Your donation will enable us to keep providing you with fair and accurate news and features about all things Dutch.
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