February 12, 2006

Plaintiff In Clergy Sex Abuse Case Faces Theft Charge


PUEBLO, Colo. -- One of the men suing the Roman Catholic Diocese of Pueblo over allegations of sexual abuse faces a charge of theft.

Thomas Roy Monroe, 53, was arrested Monday on accusations he rented out six homes he allegedly didn't own. He is free after posting a $50,000 bond that day.

Police suspect Monroe collected more than $14,500 in rent at the properties by misrepresenting himself as the owner, according to court records.

"That never happened. That's just misinformation," Monroe said Saturday. "We look forward to our day in court on this set of allegations."

An employee of Catholic Charities learned the homes belonged to FC Mortgage Co. after checking on paperwork for a woman seeking financial aid to move into one of the homes, according to an affidavit.

Posted by kshaw at February 12, 2006 08:27 AM