NY priest accused of stealing funds for botox and booze



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A New York priest is accused of stealing nearly $85,000 and spending it on Botox, booze, plastic surgery and nice clothes.

The Reverend William Blasingame, 66, recently resigned from Staten Island's St. Paul's Memorial Episcopal Church.

Investigators say Blasingame took the money over a three-year period.

"The investigation arose from a phone call from church leaders about disparities in the church books," a source told the New York Daily News.

The funds were to have been used for maintenance of the church's grounds, as well as to help struggling parishioners.

Blasingame was arraigned Friday after turning himself in.

He'd resigned in January and is scheduled to appear in court next month.

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