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Carlos Velez

East Grand Forks and former Bemidji priest accused of theft

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EAST GRAND FORKS, Minn. - An East Grand Forks priest is being accused of theft of personal property and misappropriation of donations for Africa.

The Crookston diocese has placed an associate pastor at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Father Carlos Velez, on administrative leave.

The East Grand Forks Police Department confirmed it is investigating Velez.

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