Subiaco: Father Joe Walsh fails to appear in court on stealing charges

Father Joe Walsh. Photo: Victoria Rifici
Father Joe Walsh. Photo: Victoria Rifici

THE Catholic priest accused of stealing $252,000 while the head of St Joseph’s church in Subiaco failed to appear in court this morning.

Father Joe Walsh, who was charged last year with six counts of stealing, did not appear at Perth Magistrates court alongside his lawyer Wayne Burg.

Mr Burg said his client could not appear due to “reasonable cause”.

Mr Burg asked the Magistrate to adjourn the court hearing until July 17. Walsh’s bail was renewed.