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STATE OF CONNECTICUT
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C.G.S. S 54-2a
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Seymour Police Department


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Kombo, Honore

Application For Arrest Warrant


To: A Judge of the Superior Court

The undersigned hereby applies for a warrant for the arrest of the above-named accused on the basis of the facts
set forth in the: ffi Affidavit
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AffidaVit
The undersigned affiant, being duly sworn, deposes and says:

1...The undersigned, Detective Scott Nihill #202, being duly sworn, does depose and state that he is a
member of the Seymour Police Department and has been since 101511988. At all times mentioned
herein he was acting as a member of said department. The following facts and circumstances are
stated from personal knowledge and observations as well as information received from other police
officers acting in their official capacity and from officia! police reports and statements made by prudent
and credible witnesses.

2...OnApril 30, 2015, Detective Todd Romagna and Affiant met with Attorney Karen Casey who
represents St. Augustine's Church and the Hartford Roman Catholic Diocesan and Matthew Byrne
Chief Financial Officer Of the Hartford Roman Catholic Diocesan. They informed us that they had
some concerns that Father Honore Kombo, the Priest of St. Augustine Church, had misappropriated
money which had been left to St. Augustine Church by a deceased parishioner. St. Augustine Church
is located at 35 Washington Avenue, Seymour, CT.
3...That Attorney Casey informed Detective Romagna and Affiant that in 2012, a parishioner of St.
Augustine Church named Frank Genio had died and left a large sum of money to the church through a
series of annuities. That it had been originally believed that Mr. Genio had left the church money by
means of four annuities through the New York Life lnsurance Company, but later information
discovered during a financial review, alluded to a fifth annuity left to the church by Mr. Genio. This fifth
annuity was Western National Life lnsurance Company Contract #1CA28009. Attorney Casey
requested that the Seymour Police Department open an investigation into this matter.

4...Detective Romagna and Affiant were told that Father Kombo is originally from the Democratic
Republic of the Congo. That Father Kombo is "on loan" to the Hartford Roman Catholic Dioceses. That
Father Honore Kombo is the sole administrator of all of the financial accounts for the St. Augustine
Church and St. Augustine Cemetery Association. Father Kombo was appointed to this position
effective January 17,2011 by Archbishop Mansell, who is in charge of all the churches in the Hartford
Archdiocese. We were informed that St. Augustine Church has a Financial Committee who oversees
(This is page 1 of a 29 page Aftidavit.)
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The foregoing Application for an arrest warrant, and affidavit(s) attached to said Application, having been submitted to and
considered by the undersigned, the undersigned finds from said affidavit(s) that there is probable muse to believe that
an offense has been committed and that the arcused committed it and, therefore, that probable cause exists for the
issuance of a warrant for the arrest of the above-named accused.

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STATE OF CONNECTICUT
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Name (Last Fitst, Middle lnitial)

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Kombo, Honore

Affidavit - Continued
the churches finances.
5... Detective Romagna and Affiant were informed that St. Augustine Church hired the forensic
accounting firm known as Forensic Accounting Service LLC located at 2389 Main Street, Glastonbury,
CT to conduct an audit into the church's financial affairs. That during this investigation Stephen
Pednault whom is a Certified Public AccountanUCertified in Financial Forensics and Certified Fraud
Examiner and a member of this firm had questioned Father Kombo as to what happen to the proceeds
from the fifth annuity left to the church. Stephen Pednault stated that Father Kombo had originally
stated he did not know anything about a fifth annuity. Stephen Pednault stated he was later contacted
by Father Kombo who admitted to him that he had took about $40,000.00 from this fifth annuity and put
it in a church account and then took the remaining amount about $27,000.00 and used it for matters
relating to the Congo.

6...During this investigation Affiant had initially received a three page Forensic Accounting Report
dated April 23, 2015 which had been completed by Stephen Pednault. This report documented that on
April 16,2015, Stephen Pednault met with Father Kombo and Alese Kummer, Business Manager at
the church. They reviewed the transactions and details pertaining to Mr. Genio, the trust and annuities.
That they reviewed information provided, including Mr. Genio's will and other related information and
met with Father Kombo to review the annuities and to determine what happened to the proceeds from
the annuities. That they identified one annuity, Western National Life lnsurance Company #1CA28009
for which there was no supporting information other than a single letter from Western National Life
lnsurance Company to St. Augustine identifying the annuity. Father Kombo and Alese Kummer stated
that they had no information about this annuity, so a request was made for Father Kombo to write a
letter to Western National Life lnsurance Company seeking information as to this annuity. That on April
21,2015, Forensic Accounting received a call from Father Kombo and during this conversation he did
provide them with information about this annuity. Father Kombo stated that the Western National Life
lnsurance Company Annuity approximated about $67,000.00 and that he had deposited $40,000.00 of
that into the St. Augustine PACT account dated 612412013 (this is an lnvestment Account managed by
the Hartford Diocese) and that he used the remaining amount, approximately $27,000.00 for matters
relating to the Congo. The report concluded that the findings were that based on the procedures
performed it was determined that Father Kombo used approximately $27,000.00 of St. Augustine's
funds for other purposes.
...On June 1 , 2015, Affiant received documents which Affiant had requested from Attorney Karen
Casey which documented the information regarding the fifth annuity left to the St. Augustine Church
and some unauthorized financialtransactions made by Father Kombo.
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lnformation on these documents received is as follows:


Document #1 - a three page Supplemental Forensic Accounting Report dated May 28,2015, which
was completed by Stephen A. Pedneault of the Forensic Accounting Services LLC. ln reviewing this
Supplemental Forensic Accounting Report, it was noted that the results of the audit determined that
according to information received from American General Life lnsurance Company regarding contract
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STATE OF CONNECTICUT
SUPERIOR COURT

Pr. Bk. Sec.36-1,36-2, 36-3

wwwjud.ct.gov
Geooraohical

Area-number 5

Kombo, Honore

Affidavit - Continued
#1CA28009, the value of the annuity as of the date of the annuitant's death was $67,432.42. That the
beneficiary of this annuity was St. Augustine Roman Catholic Church, and that check #16231628 was
processed in the amount of $68,716.88 payable to St. Augustine Roman Catholic Church on April 30,
2013.
That Father Kombo processed and signed the paperwork requesting the proceeds for the annuity.
That on May 6, 2013, a deposit of $68,716.88 was made into TD Bank Account #4280635421. This is
the same amount as the previously described annuity check and which Father Kombo identified as
being the annuity deposit. That this TD Bank Account #280635421was not previously utilized for the
other annuities that the St. Augustine Church received.
That on May 9, 2013, a withdrawalwas made from this TD Bank account #4280635421 in the amount
of $27,600.00. That they received an image for this withdrawal and determined the withdrawal was TD
Bank check H0439498-5 dated May 9, 2013 in the amount of $27,600.00 which had been made
payable to the Rev. Honore Kombo. That the endorsement on this check contained the signed name of
Father Kombo, by comparing the signature with that of Father Kombo's signature on the Annuity
Claimant Statement.
The report also identified two other withdrawals made from TD Bank Account M280635421. The first
was a point of sale purchase made at Stop & Shop on May 16,2013 in the amount of $1,318.17. The
second was a debit card purchase dated May 28,2013 fot $2,124.00.
The report identified a deposit into TD Bank Account M280635421 made on June 18,2013for
$2,340.00. The source of this deposit could not be identified in this report. Note that during this
investigation, Affiant obtained Honore Kombo's Bank of America Checking Account #385010803598
records which showed that on the same day June 18,2013, a cash withdrawal in the amount of
$2,340.00 was withdrawn from Kombo's Bank of America Checking Account #385010803598.
That TD Bank Account # 4280635421 was closed with a corresponding withdrawal made on June 20,
2013 in the amount of $40,006.71. That this amount was traced to a deposit made into the Bank of
America PACT account maintained by the Hartford Roman Catholic Dioceses for St. Augustine
Church.

That based on the procedures performed by Forensic Accounting Services, they determined that
Father Kombo used approximately $31,042 of St. Augustine Church funds for purposes other than for
St. Augustine Church. The amount of $31 ,042.00 amount resulted from adding the $27,600.00 from
the Fifth Annuity and the two previously described point of sale purchases in the amounts of $1,318.00

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STATE OF CONNECTICUT
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Kombo, Honore

Affidavit - Continued
and $2,124.00.

Docurnent #2 - a fax cover sheet of a fax sent on May 1 1, 2015 from Father Kombo to Stephen
Pednault which had two attached copies of the first page of two monthly bank statements for TD Bank
Account H28-0635421.The first monthly bank statement covered the time period of May 6,2013-May
31,2013 and the second monthly bank statement covered the period of June 1,2013 - June 30, 2015.
The bank statements listed the TD Bank Account in the name of St. Augustine Roman Catholic Church
Corporation. These bank statements documented the information of the account activity Iisted in
Stephen Pednault's report.
Docurnent #3 - a fax cover sheet of a fax sent on May 26, 2015 from Father Kombo to Stephen
Pednault with seven pages attached. These seven pages of attachments to this fax consisted of the
following:

Page #1
a one page letter dated May 19,2015, addressed to Rev. Honore Kombo from Ruby
Malone, Annuity Claims Department of the American General Life lnsurance Company, The United
States Life lnsurance Company in the City of New York. The letter referenced Annuity Contract
#1CA28009 with the deceased Frank Genio. The Ietter stated that the death benefit for this annuity
contract had been paid at an earlier date thereby terminating the policy. Therefore, no further benefits
are payable.

Page#2 - a one page letter dated May 18, 2015, addressed to Reverend Honore Kombo from B.A.
Propst, Specialty Annuity Services of the American General Life lnsurance Company, The United
States Life lnsurance Company in the City of New York. The letter referenced Annuity Contract
#1CA28009 with the deceased Frank Genio. The letter thanked Father Kombo for his recent request
regarding the annuity contract. That they would take this opportunity to provide him with the following
information. The accumulated value of the contract on September 9, 2012, the date of Mr. Genio's
death was $67,432.42. That on April 30, 2013 they processed the death claim to St. Augustine Roman
Catholic Church in the amount of $68,716.88. That a check number 16231728 was issued to St.
Augustine Roman Catholic Church on April 30, 2013 for $67,716.88. That the check cleared their bank
on May 6,2013. That the contract was paid in full. That they had enclosed a copy of correspondence
dated September 5,2013 providing the date of death value and a copy of the Annuity Claimant
Statement dated April 18,2013.
Page #3 - a one page letter dated May 18,2015, addressed to Bank of America to the attention of
Keith A. Janssen from Luteara Gant, Annuity Claims Department. The letter referenced Annuity
Contract #'tCA28009 with the deceased Frank Genio. The letter thanked Keith Janssen for his recent
inquiry regarding the annuity contract. The letter stated that at that time the value of the contract was
(This is page 4 of a 29 page Affidavit.)

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Name

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Kombo, Honore

STATE OF CONNECTIGUT
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Affidavit - Continued
$67,432.42.
Pages #4 & #5 - consisted of a two page Annuity Claimant Statement regarding the Annuity Contract
#1CA,8009 with the deceased Frank Genio. This claim statement was dated April 18,2013 and
appeals to have been completed and signed by Reverend Honore Kombo and notarized by Richard
Tortora.
Page #6 - a one page letter dated December 17,2012, addressed to Debra Hackett of the Western
National Life lnsurance Company from Reverend Honore Kombo. The letter was notifying her that he
(Father Kombo) was responding to a letter dated November 23 asking who is authorized to sign from
St. Augustine Church. The letter stated Father Kombo enclosed a copy of the authorization letter dated
January 5,2011, which was addressed to Father Kombo from Archbishop Mansell. The content of the
letter is explained below and is Page #7.
Page #7 - a one page letter dated January 5, 201't, addressed to Reverend Kombo from Archbishop
Mansell. ln this letter Father Kombo is notified by Archbishop Mansellthat he had been appointed
administrator of St. Augustine Church. The letter explains that he (Father Kombo) has the authority to
transact business in the name of St. Augustine Church Corporation. That he alone is authorized to sign
checks and draw on the funds that are deposited in the bank. That other arrangements can be
authorized with the Archbishop's written approval. The Archbishop instructs Father Kombo to please
work closely with the Finance Council so the St. Augustine Parish will have a secure financial base and
that there will be transparency in allfinancial matters.
Document #4 - A copy of an e-mail dated May 13,2015, addressed to Stephen Pedneault from
Attorney Karen Casey. This e-mail had a copy of a TD Bank check H0439498-5 which was dated May
9,2013 attached. The check was in the amount of $27,600 made payable to Rev. Honore Kombo. The
back of this check appears to have been endorsed with the signature of Rev. Honore Kombo.

8...On June 11,2015 at about 9:05 a.m., Detective Romagna and Affiant met with Father Honore
Kombo and his Attorney \Mlliam Paetzold. Attorney Paetzold did inform us that he had met with his
client earlier that day and that he advised him of what rights he has given up by meeting with the
police. Attorney Paetzold stated to us that it is Father Kombo's intention to fully cooperate with our
investigation.
Father Kombo explained to us that he attended a conference about Microfinance in Canada.in 2006
and there he had met a person named Pancho Otero who was involved in 'Microfinance projects" That
Father Kombo became friends with Pancho Otero and in 2011, Father Kombo arranged to have
Pancho Otero move from Bolivia to Kikwit, in the Congo to start a microfinance project in that area.
This is the area where Father Kombo stated he was born. Father Kombo explained that the people of
(This is page 5 of a 29 page Affidavit.)

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C.G.S. S 54-2a
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STATE OF CONNECTICUT
SUPERIOR COURT
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Name

Geooraohical

Kombo, Honore

Area'number 5

Affidavit - Continued
this area are very poor and that the microfinance company would provide loans to these persons.
Father Kombo stated that he felt huge pressure as the "Microfinance company had to maintain a
certain financial threshold of in order to get outside funding". Father Kombo stated that this lead him to
"get into this unauthorized borrowing of money" from the church. Father Kombo stated that the money
he "borrowed from the church" would be paid back once the funding to the microfinance company was
received from the outside sources.
Father Kombo explained to us that the St. Augustine's Church had received 4 annuities from the estate
of a former parishioner named Frank Genio. Father Kombo explained the amounts of these annuities
and explained that a committee had been formed to help decide what to do with the funds. Father
Kombo explained how the church had used some of the funds for improvements to the parish facility
and then invested the balance of these four annuities into an investment account known as the PACT
account. Affiant did find out that .PACT' is an acronym for People Acting in Community Together and
is an investment account managed through the Archdiocese of Hartford.
Father Kombo stated that he had received paperwork for a fifth annuity left to the church by Mr. Genio.
Father Kombo stated that he filled out papenrork requesting the annuity proceeds and on April 30,
2013, he received a check in the amount of $68,716.88. Father Kombo stated that this money had
been deposited into a TD Bank Account belonging to the parish. (This was TD Bank Account
M28-0635421 which was in the name of St. Augustine Roman Catholic Church Corporation) Father
Kombo stated that he had deposited $40,000.00 of this money into the "PACT" investment account.
Father Kombo stated that he then withdrew $27,600.00 out of this TD Bank account which he then
deposited into his personal account which was at the Bank of America. (This would be Bank of
America Checking Account #385010803598 which is in the name of Honore Kombo) Father Kombo
stated that this money was used for funding the microfinance company

Affiant showed Father Kombo a copy of a TD Bank check HA439498-5 which had been provided to
me by Attorney Karen Casey. This check was dated May g, 2013 in the amount of $27,600.00 and
made payable to Rev. Honore Kombo. Father Kombo was asked what he used the money for. He
stated that this was the money he had taken from the fifth Genio annuity. He stated that it was used
mostly to keep the microfinance company operating at a certain financial level. Note that the back of
this check was endorsed with what appears to be the known signature of Honore Kombo.
Father Kombo was asked about two electronic debits which appeared on the TD Bank Account
#28-0635421 statement dated May 6, 2013 - May 31,2013.
The first electronic debit was dated May 16, 2013 in the amount of $1,318.17 and is described as a
purchase made at Stop & Shop 603 Seymour, CT. Father Kombo stated that this was money he wired
(This is page 6 of a 29 page Affidavit.)

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SUPERIOR COURT
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Geographical

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Affidavit - Continued
visa Western Union to the Congo. He was asked what the money was used for. He stated that most of
it was used for the micro finance operation in Kikwit. He explained that some of the money was also
used for some of the charitable work he does in sending children to school.
The second electronic debit was dated May 28, 2013 in the amount of $2, 124.00 and is described as a
Visa Purchase with the letters WU P1D59756957913676 877 989 3268. Father Kombo stated that this
was a Western Union wire of money to the Congo. He explained that it was for $2,000.00 which was
used to pay salaries for people working for the microfinance Company.
Father Kombo stated that the pressure was still there as the funding that had been promised to the
microfinance company was not there, so this lead him to open a line of credit account with the First
Niagara Bank in the amount of $25,000 in October of 2013. (Note that this line of credit account was
opened up in the name of St. Augustine Roman Catholic Church and utilized the church's IRS Tax
Reporting Number) Father Kombo stated that this was easy for him to do as First Niagara Bank was
the trustee for the Genio Trust. Father Kombo stated that the first time he borrowed $15,000 from this
line of credit and the second time he borrowed $7,000.00. Father Kombo stated that this money was
used mostly towards the projects in the Congo but could not recall allthe details. Father Kombo stated
that he had to begin to repay the monies he borrowed on the line of credit and he had hoped to get
repaid from the microfinance company to help repay the money he had borrowed. Father Kombo
stated that there was still pressure at that time to maintain the microfinance operation at a certain level
so the funding institution can see that the microfinance company finances were not down.
Father Kombo stated that he felt a lot of pressure as the line of credit needed to be paid back. Father
Kombo then explained the St. Augustine's Church has a cemetery endowment in which they receive
quarterly interest checks. Father Kombo stated that he took the June 16,2014 interest check from the
cemetery endowment which was in the amount of $1,406.40 and used it to make a payment on this
line of credit. Father Kombo stated that he also took the December 15, 2014 interest check from the
cemetery endowment which was in the amount of $1,043.55 and used it to make a payment on this
line of credit.
Father Kombo did state that he had paid for his airfare on a trip to the Congo from this Iine of credit. He
stated that this was for the amount of about $2,000.00 but did not know the exact figure. Father Kombo
stated that this trip was made possibly in June of 2014 but he was not sure.
Father Kombo stated to summarize his situation he took $28,000.00 out of the Genio estate, used
$25,000.00 line of credit of which has a balance of about $21,000.00, used two checks from the
quarterly interest from the cemetery and the last thing was the $10,000.00 (which he took from the
PACT account) and has paid back. Note that he had explained that he had borrowed $10,000.00 from
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Name (Lasf, First, Middle lnitia\

Geooraohical

Area-number 5

Kombo, Honore

Affidavit - Continued
the PACT account to pay medical expenses for a friend who needed an emergency medical procedure.
He stated that without asking the finance committee of the church he took this $10,000.00 from the
PACT account. Father Kombo did pay this $10,000.00 back to the church on January 30, 2015.
9... On June 18, 2015, Affiant obtained documentation from Attorney Karen Casey of the two quarterly
interest checks which Father Kombo had admitted he had taken from the St. Augustine Cemetery
endowment and deposited into a First Niagara Bank Line of Credit Account he had opened without
authorization. Father Kombo stated he had used these checks to make payments due on the line of
credit account.

The information of these two St. Augustine Cemetery checks are as follows:
Check #1 - Check # PT177'16004 drawn on Bank of America Account # 42-16-100-8553771 an
account in the name of the Hartford Roman Catholic Endowment Care Fund. The check was dated
611012014 for the amount of $1,406.40 and was made payable to St. Augustine Parish Cemetery in
care of the Pastor. Handwritten on the back of the check were the words "For DEPOSIT ONLY" and
underneath this was stamped "ST. AUGUSTINE CHURCH 35 WASHINGTON AVE SEYMOUR, CT
06483' The back of the check also contained stamped bank information which had been printed on the
check when it was processed. The back of the check had the numbers "222370440" which signifies the
routing code for First Niagara Bank, "0611612014" which was the date the check was deposited, "729"
which signifies the bank branch number for First Niagara Bank Seymour Branch located at 11 First
Street, Seymour, CT, "4731" which signifies the teller who processed the check and "52" which
signifies it was the 52 transaction for this teller.
Check #2 - Check# PT17913923 drawn on Bank of America Account # 42-16-100-8553771 an
account in the name of the Hartford Roman Catholic Endowment Care Fund. The check was dated
1211112014 for the amount of $1,043.55 and was made payable to St. Augustine Parish Cemetery in
care of the Pastor. Handwritten on the back of the check were the words "For DEPOSIT ONLY". Note
that due to the poor quality of the copy, the processing numbers stamped on the back of the check are
illegible.

10...On June 29,2015, Affiant received documentation from Attorney Casey about the First Niagara
Line of Credit Account #4600102950. Documentation received consisted of bank statements, copies of
checks and reports compiled by Steve Pednault the Forensic Accountant who was hired to examine
the finances of St. Augustine's Church.
The First Niagara Line of Credit Account is Account # 4600102950. This account appears to have been
opened on 10/1812013 and had a credit limit of $25,000.00. That this account was opened in the name
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of St. Augustine Roman Catholic Church and utilized the church's IRS Tax ldentification Number.

The First Niagara checking account associated with this line of credit account was Checking Account
#7900556569.
It appears that Checking Account #7900556569 was set up to make an automatic payment of the
minimal monthly payment on the Credit Line Account # 4600102950 if the minimal monthly payment

was not made manually to the account.

1't...As part of this investigation, Affiant did review bank statements for the First Niagara Bank Line of
Credit Account and Honore Kombo's Bank of America Checking Account # 385010803598 which were
and documented the following:
October 23,2013, an advance of $15,000.00 was taken from the First Niagara Bank Line of Credit
Account # 4600102950. A copy of the withdrawal slip associated with this cash advance was provided
which appears to have the signature of Father Honore Kombo. That as part of this investigation, Affiant
did obtain records for Honore Kombo's Bank of America Checking Account # 385010803598 and found
that a deposit slip dated 1012312013, containing Honore Kombo's information and listed a deposit of a
check in the amount of $15,000.00 deposited into this account. The check which was deposited was
found to be First Niagara Teller Check #5545993235, dated 1012312013 and made payable to Rev.
Honore Kombo St Augustine Church. The back of the check appears to have been endorsed by
Honore Kombo.
January 9, 2014, an advance of $7,500.00 was taken from this First Niagara Bank Line of Credit
Account # 4600102950. That as part of this investigation, Affiant did obtain records for Honore
Kombo's Bank of America Checking Account # 385010803598 and found that a deposit slip dated
11912014, containing Honore Kombo's information which listed deposits of two checks deposited into
this account. One of the checks deposited was found to be First Niagara Teller Check #5545993293,
dated 11912014 and made payable to Rev. Honore Kombo. The back of the check appears to have
been endorsed by Honore Kombo.
March 12,2014, an advance of $600.00 was taken from this First Niagara Bank Line of Credit Account
# 4600102950 and was deposited into the associated First Niagara Bank Checking Account
#7900556569.
March 12,2014, a withdrawal of $498.67 was made from the First Niagara Bank Checking Account
#7900556569 to make a monthly minimal payment on the First Niagara Bank Line of Credit Account #
46001 02950.
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C.G.S. $ 54-2a
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www.jud.ct.gov
Geooraohical

Area'number 5

Kombo, Honore

Affidavit - Continued
March 14, 2014, a deposit of $10,000.00 was made into the First Niagara Bank Checking Account
#7900556569. This $'10,000.00 which had been deposited was obtained by Father Kombo by making
an unauthorized withdrawalfrom the St. Augustine Church "PACT" investment account which is
managed by the Archdiocese of Hartford and held at the Bank of America.
March 14,2A14, a withdrawal of $6,000.00 was made from the First Niagara Bank Checking Account
#7900556569. That as part of this investigation, Affiant did obtain records for Honore Kombo's Bank of
America Checking Account # 385010803598 and found that a deposit slip dated 311412014listed a
cash deposit in the amount of $1,000.00 made into this account.
March 14,2014, a withdrawal of $500.00 was made from the First Niagara Bank Checking Account
#7900556569 to make a monthly payment on the First Niagara Bank Line of Credit Account #
46001 02950.
March 18,2014, a withdrawa! of $3,000.00 was made from the First Niagara Bank Checking Account
#7900556569.
March 18,2014, a cash deposit of $2,500.00 was made into Honore Kombo's Bank of America
Checking Account # 385010803598. That as part of this investigation, Affiant did obtain records for
Honore Kombo's Bank of America Checking Account # 385010803598 and found that a deposit slip
dated 311812014 had Honore Kombo's information listed on it and showed a cash deposit in the
amount of $2,500.00 was made into this account.
March 18, 2A14, a wire of money in the amount of $1,500.00 was made from Honore Kombo's Bank of
America Checking Account # 385010803598 to Toronto Dominion bank Account #778062U785 which
is in the name of Honore Kombo.

April 1 1, 2014, a withdrawal of $520.00 was made from the First Niagara Bank Checking Account
#7900556569 to make a monthly payment of $520.00 on the First Niagara Bank Line of Credit Account
# 4600102950.
Apri! 1 8,2014, an advance of $1 ,500.00 was withdrawn from this First Niagara Bank Line of Credit
Account # 4600102950 by means of Check ffiA1 . Affiant obtained a copy of this Check #101 which
was dated 411812014. This check was made out to "Cash" and was signed on the front by Father
Kombo. The back of the check was also endorsed by Father Kombo.

April 1 8, 2014, a cash deposit of

$1

,100.00 was made into Honore Kombo's Bank of America Checking

(This is page 10 of a 29 page Affidavit.)

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Area-number 5

Affidavit - Continued
Account # 385010803598. That as part of this investigation, Affiant did obtain records for Honore
Kombo's Bank of America Checking Account # 385010803598 and found that a deposit slip dated
411812014 which contained Honore Kombo's information showed a cash deposit in the amount of
$1 ,100.00 was made into this account.

June 12,2014, a withdrawal of $520.29 was made from the First Niagara Bank Checking Account
#7900556569 to make a monthly payment on the First Niagara Bank Line of Credit Account #
4600102950. This transaction resulted in creating a negative balance in First Niagara Bank Checking
Account #7900556569.
June 12, 2014, an advance of $500.00 was taken from this First Niagara Bank Line of Credit Account #
4600102950 and was deposited into First Niagara Bank Checking Account #7900556569.

June 16,2014, a deposit of a check in the amount of $1,406.40 was made into First Niagara Bank
Checking Account #7900556569. This was the quarterly interest check which St. Augustine Church
received for its cemetery endowment. Father Kombo did admit to using this check to make a payment
to this First Niagara Bank Line of Credit Account. (Note that this check was check # PT17716004
drawn on Bank of America Account #2-16-100-8553771 which is an account in the name of Hartford
Roman Catholic Endowment Care Fund) Note that while Father Kombo stated that the funds from this
check were made to make payment to the First Niagara Bank Line of Credit Account the check was
deposited into the First Niagara Bank Checking Account.
June 16,2014, a withdrawal of $600 was made from the First Niagara Bank Checking Account
#7900556569 to make a monthly payment on the First Niagara Bank Line of Credit Account #
4600102950.
July 8, 2014, a withdrawal of $600 was made from the First Niagara Bank Checking Account
#7900556569 to make a monthly payment on the First Niagara Bank Credit Line Account #
4600102950.

July 16, 2014, a deposit of $50.00 was made into First Niagara Bank Checking Account #7900556569.
The funds which were deposited consisted of a check #353 dated June 15,2014 which was drawn on
Webster Bank Account of Frederick Dlugokenski of 46 Patton Avenue, Seymour, CT. This check was
made out to St. Augustine Church. The back of the check had the hand written words "For deposit
only" and had been stamped for deposit only with the church's name and address.
August 1,2014, a deposit of $3,000.00 was made into First Niagara Bank Checking Account
#7900556569.The funds which were deposited consisted of a check #2026 dated July 29, 2014 which
(This is page 11 of a 29 page Affidavit.)

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was drawn on Citizens Bank Account of Denise M, Turgeon P.O. Box 882 Glendale, Rl. This check
was rnade out to St. Augustine Rectory. ln the memo section of the check were written "FR Honore'
Kombo-motorcycle" The back of the check had handwritten the words "For deposit only".
August 4, 2014, a withdrawal of $2,650.00 was made from the First Niagara Bank Checking Account
#7900556569. That as part of this investigation, Affiant did obtain records for Honore Kombo's Bank of
America Checking Account # 385010803598 and found that a deposit slip dated 81412014, containing
Honore Kombo's information, listed a deposit of a cash in the amount of $2,650.00 deposited into this
account.
August 4, 2014, a withdrawal of $550.00 was made from the First Niagara Bank Checking Account
#7900556569 to make a principal payment on the First Niagara Bank Line of Credit Account #
46001 02950.
August 4,2014, a wire of money in the amount of $500.00 was made from Honore Kombo's Bank of
America Checking Account # 385010803598 to Toronto Dominion Bank Account #77806284785,
which is in the name of Honore Kombo.

August 9,2014, an advance of $1 ,000.00 was taken from this First Niagara Bank Line of Credit
Account # 4600102950. A copy of the withdrawal slip associated with this cash advance was provided
which documents that Father Kombo made this withdrawal and the withdrawal slip appears to have the
signature of Father Honore Kombo. That as part of this investigation, Affiant did obtain records for
Honore Kombo's Bank of America Checking Account # 385010803598 and the monthly statement for
this account dated July 29,2014 to August 26,2014 showed that a deposit of $1,000.00 was made on
August 9,2014 via ATM.
August 19,2014, an advance of $650.00 was taken from this First Niagara Bank Line of Credit Account
# 4600102950. A copy of the withdrawal slip associated with this cash advance was provided which
documents that Father Kombo made this withdrawaland the withdrawalslip appears to have the
signature of Father Honore Kombo. That as part of this investigation, Affiant did obtain records for
Honore Kombo's Bank of America Checking Account # 385010803598 and found that a deposit slip
dated 811912014, containing Honore Kombo's information, listed a cash deposit of $250.00 into this
account.
September 6, 2014, an advance of $750.00 was taken from this First Niagara Bank Line of Credit
Account # 4600102950. A copy of the withdrawal slip associated with this cash advance was provided
which documents that Father Kombo made this withdrawal and the withdrawal slip appears to have the
signature of Father Honore Kombo. That as part of this investigation, Affiant did obtain records for
(This is page 12 of a 29 page Affidavit )

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Honore Kombo's Bank of America Checking Account # 385010803598 and the monthly statement for
this account dated July 29, 2014 to August 26, 2014 showed that a cash deposit of $550.00 was made
on September 6, 2014 via ATM.

September 12,2014, a withdrawal of $517.94 was made from the First Niagara Bank Checking
Account #7900556569 to make a monthly payment on the First Niagara Bank Line of Credit Account #
4600102950. This transaction resulted in creating a negative balance in First Niagara Bank Checking
Account #7900556569.
September 12,2014, an advance of $500.00 was taken from this First Niagara Bank Line of Credit
Account # 4600102950 and was deposited into First Niagara Bank Checking Account #7900556569.
October 14,2014,, a deposit of $250.00 was made into First Niagara Bank Checking Account
#7900556569.The funds which were deposited consisted of a check #73 dated October 12,2014
which was drawn on People's United Bank Account of Theresa and Christopher Tiesler 6 Elmwood
Drive Seymour, CT . This check was made out to St. Augustine's Church. ln the memo section of the
check were written "Emerson Baptism" The back of the check had handwritten the words "For deposit
only" and had been stamped for deposit only with the church's name and address.
November 12,2014, a withdrawal of $532.97 was made from the First Niagara Bank Checking Account
#7900556569 to make a monthly payment on the First Niagara Bank Line of Credit Account #
4600102950. This transaction resulted in creating a negative balance in First Niagara Bank Checking
Account #7900556569.
November 12,2014, an advance of $600.00 was taken from this First Niagara Bank Line of Credit
Account # 4600102950 and was deposited into First Niagara Bank Checking Account #7900556569.
December 12, 2014, a withdrawal of $518.20 was made from the First Niagara Bank Checking Account
#7900556569 to make a monthly payment on the First Niagara Bank Line of Credit Account #
4600102950. This transaction resulted in creating a negative balance in First Niagara Checking
Account #7900556569.
December 12,2014, an advance of $500.00 was taken from this First Niagara Bank Line of Credit
Account # 4600102950 and was deposited into First Niagara Bank Checking Account #7900556569.
December 15,2014, a deposit of a check in the amount of $1,043.55 was made into First Niagara
Bank Checking Account #7900556569. This check was the quarterly interest check which St.
Augustine Church received for its cemetery endowment. Father Kombo did admit to using this check to
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Affidavit - Continued
make a payment to this line of credit account. (Note that this check was check # PT17913923 drawn
on Bank of America Account H2-16-100-8553771 which is an account in the name of Hartford Roman
Catholic Endowment Care Fund)

December 15, 2014, a withdrawal of $600.00 was made from the First Niagara Bank Checking Account
#7900556569 to make a monthly payment on the First Niagara Bank Line of Credit Account #
46001 02950.
December 16,2014, a withdrawal of $350.00 was made from the First Niagara Bank Checking Account
#79005565
December 17,2014, a cash deposit of $240.00 was made via ATM into Honore Kombo's Bank of
America Checking Account # 385010803598.

December 22,2014, an advance of $1,500.00 was taken from this First Niagara Bank Line of Credit
Account # 4600102950 by means of Check #102. A copy of Check #102 from drawn on this account
was obtained. This check was dated 1212U2A14 and was made out to "Cash" and was signed on the
front by Father Kombo. The back of the check was also endorsed by Father Kombo.

January 12,2015, a withdrawal of $663.30 was made from the First Niagara Bank Checking Account
#7900556569 to make a monthly payment on the First Niagara Bank Line of Credit Account #
4600102950. This transaction resulted in creating a negative balance in First Niagara Bank Checking
Account #7900556569.
January 12,2015, an advance of $600.00 was taken from this First Niagara Bank Line of Credit
Account # 4600102950 and was deposited into First Niagara Bank Checking Account #7900556569.
February 12,2015, a withdrawa! of $50.00 was made from the First Niagara Bank Checking Account
#7900556569 to make a principal payment on the First Niagara Bank Line of Credit Account #
4600102950.
12...According to an analysis report completed by Steve Pedneault of Forensic Accounting Services
LLC on his analysis done on the First Niagara Bank Line of Credit Account # 4600102950 covering the
time frame of October 2013 to February 2015, the cash advances totaled $31,200.00 and resulted in
$2,480.60 of finance/fee charged for a total of $33,680.60. The analysis report showed that there were
$10,739.52 of principal payments made which when deducted from the cash advances and finance/
fees charged would leave balance of $22,941.08 as of the monthly statement date of February 27 ,
(This is page 11of a 29 page Affidavit

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GeooraDhical

Area"number 5

Affidavit - Continued
2015.
According to an analysis report completed by Steve Pedneault of Forensic Accounting Services LLC
on his analysis done on the First Niagara Bank Checking Account #7900556569 covering the time
frame of October 2013 to February 2015, the money deposited into this checking account totaled
$19,349.96 and withdrawals out of the account totaled $19,271.37 with $60.00 of fees being charged
which left a balance of $18.59 as of the statement date of February 27 ,2015.
The report also documented there were three checks identified by Forensic Accountant Steve Pednault
during his audit of the First Niagara accounts opened by Father Kombo as having been made out to
the St. Augustine Rectory or St. Augustine Church but were deposited into the First Niagara Bank
Checking Account #7900556569 which was associated with the First Niagara Bank Line of Credit
opened by Father Kombo. Affiant did contact the persons whose bank accounts these checks were
drawn on to speak to them in regards to their checks.
On July 1 , 2015 at about 2:25 p.m., Affiant telephoned Denise M. Turgeon and spoke to her about
a check which had been deposited into the First Niagara Bank Checking Account #7900556569 on
August 1,2014. The check in question was Check#2026 dated July 29, 2014 which had been drawn
on the Citizens Bank Account belonging to Denise M. Turgeon P.O. Box 882, Glendale, Rhode lsland.
The check had been made out to St. Augustine Rectory in the amount of $3,000.00 and in the memo
section of the check were the words "FR Honore Kombo-motorcycle". ln speaking to Denise Turgeon,
she stated that she did recal! writing the check. She stated that through the Arch Dioceses of Rhode
lsland, Father Kombo had given a presentation at her church. That during Father Kombo's
presentation he had mentioned a story about a Priests in the Congo having to walk vast distances as
they had no modes of good transportation. She stated that Father Kombo had mentioned something to
the effect of the best mode of transportation would be a motorcycle which make travel for the Priests in
the Congo easier. She stated that after the presentation she had spoken to Father Kombo and did
mention that she would be willing to make a donation for this. She stated that a short time after this,
Father Kombo telephoned her and asked her if she was stillwilling to make a donation for buying a
motorcycle and told her that it would cost $3,000.00 in the Congo to buy. She stated that she then
wrote out the previously described check for the purpose of buying a motorcycle for the Priest.
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14...On July 6, 2A15 at about 5:00 p.m., Affiant went to 5 Elmwood Drive, Seymour and spoke to
Christopher and Theresa Tiesler in regards to a check which had been deposited into the First Niagara
Bank Checking Account #7900556569 on October 14,2014. The check in question was Check fi4-73
dated October 12,2014 which had been drawn on their People's United Bank checking account. The
check had been made out to St. Augustine Church in the amount of $250.00 and in the memo section
of the check were the words "Emerson Baptism". ln speaking to Theresa and Christopher Tiesler, they
(This is page 15 of a 29 page_Affidavit.)

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stated to Affiant that they had gave this check as a donation to the church when they baptized their
daughter.
15... On July 6, 2015 at about 5:20 p.m., Affiant went to 46 Patton Avenue, Seymour and spoke to
Fredrick Dlugokenski in regards to a check which had been deposited into the First Niagara Bank
Checking Account #7900556569 on July 16, 2014. The check in question was Check #353 dated July
15,2014 which had been drawn on Webster Bank Account belonging to Frederick Dlugokenski of 46
Patton Avenue, Seymour. The check had been made out to St. Augustine Church in the amount of
$50.00 and in the memo section of the check were the words "Fredrick Michael". ln speaking to
Fredrick, he stated to Affiant that he had given this check as a donation to the church when his son
was baptized.

16...On June 22,2015, Affiant received via United States mail a package from Attorney \Mlliam
Paetzold. lnside this package was a one page letter addressed to Affiant from Attorney Paetzold, a
copy of a three page letter addressed to Attorney Paetzold from Emmanuel Mbongo Makobo, a copy of
an article which appeared on the web site of the Huffington Post, two copies of an obituary for
Francisco "Pancho" Otero and copies of Father Honore Kombo's Bank of America bank statements
covering the time frame of 1212712012 to February 24,2015.
The one page letter addressed to Affiant from Attorney Paetzold was dated June 19,2015. The Ietter
stated that as he had promised, he enclosed Father Kombo's personal banking records from Bank of
America covering the period of January 2013 thru February 2015. On these bank statements Attorney
Paetzold had highlighted all of the transactions reflecting money being senUwired to the Congo for the
micro finance project. ln the letter Attorney Pae2old explained that he had attached a letter written by
Mr. Makobo who is the Director of Operations for Credit Ya Mpa, the lnstitution of Microfinance based
in Kikwit, Congo. This is the microfinance project which Father Kombo had stated he was sending
money to. Attorney Paetzold also indicates he attached articles about Pancho Otero, the person who
spearheaded the microfinance project in Kikwit with the help of Father Combo.
ln this letter Attorney Paetzold states as he had previously indicated to Affiant in a telephone
conversation, he is in possession of personal checks made payable to St. Augustine totaling
$52,566.83 to reimburse the church for the funds which were used by Father Kombo. Attorney
Paetzold stated that the Church informed him that they would not accept the checks at this time as
they don't want the acceptance of any funds to suggest they are agreeing to have any charges
dropped against Father Kombo.
The copy of the three page letter addressed to Attorney Paetzold from Emmanuel Mbongo Makobo
stated amongst other things that he (Mr. Makobo) is the Director of Operations of "Credit Ya Mpa"
(This is page 16 of a 29 page Affidavit.)

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Name (Last, First, Middle

Geographical
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Kombo, Honore

Affidavit - Continued
which is an lnstitute of Microfinance based in Kikwit in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Mr.
Makabo states he is writing to attest that Father Kombo had been the driving force in the conception
and implementation of their microfinance project. The letter explained that in 2006, Father Kombo had
attended a summit about Microfinance in Canada in and met Pancho Otero, one of the leading figures
in Microflnance. After meeting, Father Kombo became good friends with Pancho Otero. lN 2010,
Father Kombo brought Pancho Otero to Kikwit in the Congo where they started the microfinance
project in which the first loan they gave out was on September 11 ,2011. The letter explained that they
ran into some financial difficulties in 2013 and to help the microfinance institute survive Father Kombo
sent the following amounts of money:
January 30, 2013

$10,000.00
$6,000.00
May 20,2013
$5,000.00
May 23,2013
$9,000.00 and 2 lap top computers
June 24,2013
$5,000.00
October 22,2013
$1,500.00
October 25, 2013
$1,500.00
November 4,2014 - $7,000.00
January 11,2014
$2,500.00

May14,2013-

The total of the above amount of money claimed to have been received from Father Kombo is
$47,500.00 plus the cost of the two laptop computers. The cost of the two computers was $946.46
which would make the total value of the funds they claim to have received from Father Kombo to be
$48,446.46.
Mr. Makobo stated in his letter it was known that the funds, a total of $47,500.00 plus the cost of the
computers had to be refunded to Father Kombo. Mr. Makobo stated they had funding lined up, but ran
into a delay in getting the funding, therefore this delayed the refund to Father Kombo. The letter goes
on to state that the institute received funding in the amount of $247,000.00 in April of 2014 and that
today the Microfinance lnstitute has a'portfolio of about $245,000.00.

ln reviewing the monthly bank statements for Honore Kombo's Bank of America Checking Account #
385010803598 and Savings Account #385010170221which had been sent to Afflant by Attorney
Paetzold, it was documented both of these accounts were in the name of Honore M. Kombo, 35
Washington Avenue, Seymour, CT 06483. This address is the same address as St. Augustine Church.
That according to Attorney Paetzold, he highlighted all the transactions reflecting money being sent /
wired by Father Kombo to the Congo for the microfinance project.
(This is page 17 of a 29 page Affidavit.)

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Kombo, Honore

Affidavit - Continued
The items listed below were identified on Father Kombo's Bank of America Account Statements as
reflecting money being senUwired to the Congo for the microfinance project.
- $10,000.00 wire transfer from Checking Account #385010803598 to Credit Ya Mpa. The
receiving bank was Banque lnternational Pour LaFrique Au Congo.
1128113

- $946.46 - debit from Checking Account #385010803598 - purchase made at Best Buy #300
Orange, CT - it was noted on the statement that this was for purchase of 2lap top computers for
Congo
5113113

-$6,000.00 cash withdrawal from Checking Account #385010803598

5113113

5114113 - $5,000.00 - wire transfer from Checking Account #385010803598 to Mukoso Amor. The
receiving bank was Banca Monte Dei Paschi
5117113

- $9,000.00 cash withdrawalfrom Checking Account #385010803598

- $2,125.30 - debit from Bank of America Checking Account #385010803598 - purchase from
Brussels Airlines- highlighted as airline ticket to Congo to deliver cash & lap top computers.
5121113

- $4,999.99 - - wire transfer from Checking Account #385010803598 to Mukoso Amor. The
receiving bank was Banca Monte Dei Paschi.
6118113

- $5,000.00 - wire transfer from Checking Account #385010803598 to Honore Kombo. The
receiving bank was Banque lnternational Pour LaFrique Au Congo.
7123113

$6,000.00 - wire transfer from Checking Account #385010803598 to Honore Kombo. The
receiving bank was Banque lnternational Pour LaFrique Au Congo.
8113113 -

- $5,630.00 - customer withdrawal image - withdrawal from Checking Account


#38501 0803598.
8114113

10121113 - $1

,538.50 - debit from Bank of America Checking Account #385010803598 - purchase from

Stop&Shop -Seymour
-

,538.50 - debit from Bank of America Checking Account #385010803598 - purchase from
Stop&Shop -Seymour
10124113

$1

(This is page 18 of a 29 page Affidavit.)

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Affidavit - Continued
from Checking Account #385010803598 to Honore Kombo. The
receiving bank was Banque lnternational Pour LaFrique Au Congo.
10124113 - $7,000.00 - wire transfer

1110114

- $2,563.50 - debit from Bank of America Checking Account #385010803598 - purchase from

Stop&Shop -Seymour
- $1 ,500.00 - wire transfer from Bank of America Checking Account #385010803598 to
Honore Kombo - Account #77806284785. The receiving bank was Toronto Dominion Bank
3118114

- $9,475.00 - wire transfer into Father Kombo's Bank of America Checking Account #
385010803598. Money was sent by Credit Ya Mpa. The bank the money was sent from was Societe
Generale.

4122114

4124114 - $8,475.00 - wire transfer into Father Kombo's Bank of America Checking Account #
385010803598. Money was sent by Credit Ya Mpa. The bank the money was sent from was Societe
Generale.

- $11,400.00 - Check#239 drawn on Bank of America Checking Account# 385010803598.


Unknown who this check was made out to.
515114

516114

- $3,300.00 - cash withdrawal from Bank of America Checking Account #385010803598.

5112114

$1

,400.00 - cash withdrawal from Bank of America Checking Account #385010803598.

1130115 - $10,010.00

- customer withdrawa! image - from Bank of America Checking Account

#38501 0803598.

The total of the highlighted money which appears on Father Kombo's Bank of America bank
statements as being identified as money being sent/wired to the Congo for the microfinance project
totals $94,952.25.

17...Affiant noted that there is a discrepancy in the amount of money which Mr. Makobo claimed to
have received from Father Kombo (448,446.46) and what Attorney Paetzold reports that Father Kombo
had sentArvired to the microfinance project ($94,952.25). The total of this difference is $46,505.79.
18...According to the Bank of America Account #385010803598 monthly bank statement covering the

timeperiodof March27,2014 -April 25,2014,onApril 22,2014andApril 24,2014,CreditYaMpa


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Kombo, Honore

STATE OF CONNECTICUT
SUPERIOR COURT
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Affidavit - Continued
send a wire transfer of money into Father Kombo's personal Bank of America Checking Account
#385010803598. The amounts of money deposited in Father Kombo's account as a result of these
money wires were $9,475.00 and $8,475.00 respectively for a tota! amount of $17,950.00 being
refunded back to Father Kombo. That Father Kombo never reimbursed this money to any of the St.
Augustine Church accounts.

19...Affiant did during the course of this investigation obtained bank records for Honore Kombo's Bank
of America Checking Account # 385010803598. That according to the Bank of America Account
#385010803598 monthly bank statement covering the time period of April 26,2013 through May 28,
2013, on May 9,2013 a transaction which is Iisted as a counter credit in the amount of $27,800.00 was
deposited into this account. That Affiant was provided with a copy of the deposit slip dated 51912013
containing Honore Kombo's information which listed two checks being deposited. One check was in
the amount of $27,600.00 and the other was a check in the amount of $200.00. Affiant was provided
with copies of the two checks. The check in the amount of $27,600.00 was a TD Bank Check
H0439498-5 and was dated 51912013 and was made payable to Rev. Honore Kombo. The back of this
check appeared to be endorsed with the known signature of Honore Kombo. As previously explained in
this affidavit, on May g, 2013, this TD Bank check H0439498-5 in the amount of $27,600.00 made out
to Father Kombo was drawn on TD Bank Account 428-0635421. This TD Bank Account 428-0635421
was opened on May 6, 2013 by Father Kombo. This was 3 days prior to the checks date. Father
Kombo admitted to Detective Romagna and Affiant that he had deposited $68,716.88, the proceeds of
an annuity left to St. Augustine Church by deceased St. Augustine Church parishioner Frank Genio
into this account.
20...That Affiant did obtain a search and seizure warrant to obtain the records for Banking Records for
Honore Kombo's Bank of America Checking Account # 385010803598. This search warrant was
served on Bank of America and resulted in obtaining about 1,400 pages of bank record covering the
dates of December 29,201to August 26,2015.
...According to Bank of America Checking Account # 385010803598 records the following are totals
of deposits made into this account:
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2011
12t29t2010 - 1 t26t201 1 - $28,123.96
1t27 t2011 - 2123t201 1 - $12,982.00
2t24t2011 - 3t28t201 1 - $2,520.00
3t29t2011 - 4t26t201 1 - $2,990.51
4t27 t2011 - 5125t201 1 - $4,474.32
5t2612011 - 6127t201 1 - $5,789.32
(This is page 20 of a 29 page Affidavit.)

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SUPERIOR COURT
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Name (Last Firs(

Geooraohical

Areinumber 5

Kombo, Honore

Affidavit - Continued
6t28t2011 -7t26t2011 - $7,778.27
7t27 t2011 - 8t26t201 1 - $14,752.67
8t27t2011 - 9t27t201 1 - $2,785.00
9t28t2011 - 10t26t201 1 - $3,424.32
10t27 12011 - 11t25t201 1 - $4,479.27
11t2612011 - 12t27 t201 1 - $4,631.32
Total lor 12 month - $94,730.96 - average monthly deposit - $7,894.25
2012
12t2812011 - 1t26t2A12 - $1 1 ,1 19.32
1t27t2012 -2t24t2012 - $3,038.58
2t25t2012 - 3t27 t2012 - $4,454.58
3t2812012 - 4125t2012 - $3,91 4.51
4t26t2012 - 5t25t2012 - $6,51 4.50
5t2612012 - 6126t2012 - $4,264.50
6t27t2012 -7t26t2012 - $8,539.50
7 t27 t2012 - 8t28t2012 - $4,295.54
8t29t2012 - 9t25t2012 - $8,841.70
9t26t2012 - 10t26t2012 - $2,1 14.50
10t27 t2012 - 1 1 t27 t2012 - $1 5,534.50
11 t2812012 - 12t26t2012 - $5,117.21
Total for 12 months - $77,748.94 - average monthly deposit - $6,479.08
2013
12t27 t2012 - 1 t28t2013 - $1 6,031.74
1t29t2013 -2t25t2013 - $6,023.96
2t26t2013 - 3t26t201 3 - $6,31 3.66
3t27 t2013 - 4t25t201 3 - $1,926.49
4t26t2013 - 5t28t201 3 - $31,422.15
5t29t2013 -6t25t2013 - $12,932.21
6t26t2A13 -7t26t2013 - $12,242.80
7 t27 t2013 - 8t27 t201 3 - $21,689.02
8t28t2013 - 9t25t2013 - $6,977.21
9t26t2013 - 10t28t2013 - $25,206.42
10t29t2013 - 11t25t2013 - $2,177 .21
11t26t2013 - 12t26t201 3 - $5,036.71
Total for 12 months - $147 ,979.58 - average monthly deposit - $12,331 .63
{This is page 21 of a 29 page

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Name (Last, First, Middle lnitial)

Geographical

Kombo, Honore

Area number

Affidavit - Continued
2AM
12t27 12013 - 1 t28t2014 - $1 0,958.06

t29t2014 - 2t25t2014 - $6,022.54


2t26t2014 - 3t26t2014 - $7,7 12.25
3t27 t2014 - 4t25t2014 - $22,080.54
4t26t2014 - 5t27 t2014 - $3,860.54
5t28t2014 - 6t25t2014 - $5,390.54
6t26t2014 -7t28t2014 - $3,760.54
7 t29t2014 - 8t26t2014 - $8,317 .82
8t27 t2014 - 9t25t2014 - $3,640.54
9t26t2014 - 10t28t2014 - $27,035.48
10t2912014 - 11t24t2014 - $0
1 1 t2512014 - 12t26t2014 - $6,7 16.41
Total for 12 months - $105,495 .26 - average monthly deposit - $8,791 .27
1

2015
12t27 t2014 - 1t27 t2015 - $8,666.38

1t2A2A15 -2124t2015 - $12,714.39


2t25t2015 - 3t26t201 5 - $8,651.72
3t27 t2015 - 4t27t201 5 - $6,875.75
428t2415 - 5t26t201 5 - $2,890.92
5t27t2015 -6t25t2015 - $3,724.75
6t26t2015 -7t28t2015 - $5,922.89
7 i29i2015 - 8t26t201 5 - $2,414.33
Total for 8 months - $51 ,861.13 - average monthly deposit - $6,482.64
The deposits for this 56 month period totaled $477,815.87. The average monthly deposit when divided
by the 56 months would be $8,532.42.

Honore Kombo's monthly pay stipend he received from St. Augustine Church varied over the 56 month
period but his monthly food stipend of $500.00 was consistent the entire 56 month period. The amount
of pay received from the church for this time period is as follows:
2011 - $2,049.32 monthly pay stipend x 12 months = $24,591.81
$500.00 monthly food stipend x 12 months = $6,000.00
Total is $30,591.84
2A12 - $2,1 14.50 monthly pay stipend x 12 months = $25,374.00
(This is page 22 of a 29 page Affidavit.)

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SUPERIOR COURT
www.jud.ct.gov

Name (Last, First, Middle lnitial)

Geographical
Area number

Kombo, Honore

Affidavit - Continued
$500.00 monthly food stipend x 12 months

$6,000.00
Total is $31 ,374.00

2013 -$2,177.21 monthly pay stipend x 12 months = $26,126.52


$500.00 monthly food stipend x 12 months
$6,000.00
Total is $32,126.52

2014 -$2,185.54 monthly pay stipend x 12 months = $26,226.48


$500.00 monthly food stipend x 12 months = $6,000.00
Total is $32,226.48
2015 -$2,249.75 monthly pay stipend x 8 months = $17,998
$500.00 monthly food stipend x 8 months = $4,000.00
Total is $21,998.00
The total of his monthly pay and food stipend for this 56 month time period is $148,316.84.
Honore Kombo did make some "extra money" as it appears performing special masses at the church
which he was paid a monthly stipend. He also earned "extra money" performing masses for Funeral
Homes. The amount of "extra money" he made varied every month, but would not add up to the
substantially large amount of money deposited which was deposited into Honore Kombo's Bank of
America Checking Account #38501 0803598.

2011 - according to bank records the extra money earned by Honore Kombo which included checks
for masses, mass stipends, money for W mass , money from being an extra priest and speaker fee
deposited into the account added up to $6,815.51

2012 - according to bank records the extra money earned by Honore Kombo which included checks
for masses, mass stipends, money for TV mass , money from being an extra priest and speaker fee
deposited into the account added up to $7,290.00
2013 - according to bank records the extra money earned by Honore Kombo which included checks
for masses, mass stipends, money for TV mass , money from being an extra priest and speaker fee
deposited into the account added up to $7,825.00

2014 - according to bank records the extra money earned by Honore Kombo which included checks
for masses, mass stipends, money for TV mass , money from being an extra priest and speaker fee
deposited into the account added up to $9,652.28
(This is page 23 of a 29 page Affidavit.)

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Affidavit - Continued
2015 - according to bank records the extra money earned by Honore Kombo which included checks
for masses, mass stipends, money for W mass , money from being an extra priest and speaker fee
deposited into the account added up to $4,625.00
The total amount of the extra income Honore Kombo deposited into this account is $36,207.79.
lf you add Honore Kombo's monthly pay and food stipends earned over the course of the 56 month
period ($148,316.84) with the total extra money he made and deposited into his account ($36,207.79)
Father Kombo's total income would be $184,524.63 for this 56 month period.

lf you subtract the total income deposited into his account for the 56 month period ($184,524.63) from
the total money deposited into this account over the 56 month period ($477,815.87) it would leave a
balance of $293,291.24 which was deposited into the account.

ln review of the previously described bank records, Affiant had documented that there were unknown
cash deposits amounting to $141,421.18 deposited into Honore Kombo's Bank of America Checking
Account #385010803598. lf you subtract this amount ($t+t ,421.18) from the balance deposited into
the account after deducting the known income ($293,291 .24) the total left which was deposited into the
account would be $151,870.06.

22...|n reviewing these bank records previously described in Paragraph#20, Affiant found that
numerous donation checks had been deposited into Honore Kombo's Bank of America Checking
Account #385010803598. These checks were written out from dozens of persons and totaled
approximately $31,000.00. These donation checks were either made out to the "Diocese of Kikwit" or
made out to Father or Rev. Kombo with the words "Congo Mission" or "Mission" or noted some type of
donation.

23... On 1112412015 at about 9:55 a.m., Honore Kombo and his Attorney \Mlliam Paetzold came to this
department and spoke to Detective Romagna and Affiant. During this interview Honore Kombo was
asked if he had a separate bank account for his missionary work for the Congo. Honore Kombo stated
that he did have a separate bank account for his mission work and that he did sometimes deposit
money into this account, but explained that he used his Bank of America bank account as the way it
was set up, it was easier to for him use and he was able to send money from his desk utilizing the
Bank of America Account. Honore Kombo was asked if he had a separate bank account for the
donations, why did he deposited donation checks into his personal bank account. Kombo stated that
the account he deposited the checks into depended on whether the checks were written to him or to an
(This is page 24 of a 29 page Affidavit-)

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Name

Kombo, Honore

STATE OF CONNECTICUT
SUPERIOR COURT
www.jud.ct.gov
GeooraDhical

Area'numbr 5

Affidavit - Continued
institution. Affiant informed Kombo that he had both types of checks deposited into his Bank of America
Checking Account, meaning that some of these checks were made out to the Diocese of Kikwit and
some of the checks were made out to him with notes written in the memo section saying they were a
Donation to the Congo or Mission for the Congo. Kombo stated that these checks were put into his
Bank of America personal account because this was the tool he used to channel money to the Congo.
He explained that he would then send money from this account to the Congo via two ways. Kombo
stated he would either utilize a money sending organization such as Western Union or Money Gram or
he would wire money from this account to the Congo. Honore Kombo was asked why he endorsed the
donation checks "for deposit only" and not endorse them with a signature. Kombo replied there was no
particular reason and further stated that when the check was not written out to him, he wrote on them
"for deposit only" and when the check was written out to him he signed it. I then told him that all the
donation checks he had endorsed the check "for deposit only" and also informed him that on one of the
checks he had endorsed his name on the back then crossed it off and wrote "for deposit only". Affiant
asked Kombo if his reasoning for this was to prevent someone from seeing it had been deposited into
his personal bank account and he replied "No, I did not have that in mind at all".

24...|n reviewing these bank records previously described in Paragraph#20, Affiant found that
approximately $1 14,421.00 of cash was deposited into Honore Kombo's Bank of America Checking
Account #385010803598. Severa! of these deposits were single deposits of $2,000.00 or more. The
source of this cash was not known. ln an interview of Honore Kombo conducted on 1112412015 by
Detective Romagna and Affiant, Honore Kombo was asked about these cash deposits and the source
of the cash. Honore Kombo stated that these deposits were funds which he had raised from friends in
the United States to fund both the micro finance company and also to fund mission work for the Congo.
Kombo stated that people would give him both cash and checks and that he would sometimes cash the
checks and deposit them into his account.
25...|n reviewing Honore Kombo's Bank of America Checking Account #385010803598, Affiant saw
there were were numerous cash withdrawals made out of the account. I discounted any of the
unknown cash withdrawals under $200.00 and took the instances which there was $200.00 dollars
cash or more withdrawn from the account and found that these unknown cash withdrawals added up to
$94,290.00. Note that there were numerous single cash withdrawals of monies totaling more than
$1,500.00.

26...The Bank of America bank statements reviewed showed that Honore Kombo wired $33,482.24to
Toronto Dominion Bank Account #77806284785. This TD Bank account is listed to Honore Kombo.
The suspicious thing about these wire transactions is that there is no pattern of the wires dates and
amounts of money wired which you would think if someone was paying bills or investing the funds. The
amounts of money Kombo wired in each wire transaction were all different and the transactions
(This is page 25 of a 29 page Affidavit.)

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C.G.S. S s4-2a
Pr. Bk. Sec.36-1,36-2, 36-3

STATE OF CONNECTICUT
SUPERIOR GOURT
wwwjud.ct.gov

(Last, First, Middle lnitial)

Geographical
Area number

Kombo, Honore

Affidavit - Continued
occurred on different dates.
ln year of 20'11, Honore Kombo wired money to this account on 10 occasions. The amounts of money
in each transaction were different and the amounts of money wired in each transaction were not round
numbers. The monetary amounts he wired to this account tn 2011 totaled $5,579.33.
ln the year of 2012, Honore Kombo wired money to this account on 10 occasions. The amounts of
money wired in each transaction were different and the amounts of money wired in each transaction
were not round numbers. The monetary amounts he wired to this account in 2012 totaled $6,928.90.
ln year 2013, Honore Kombo wired money to this account on 8 occasions. The amounts of money
varied. ln all but one wire transaction, the amount wired was a round number. The monetary amounts
he wired to this account in 2013 totaled $6,024.01.
ln the year of 2014, Honore Kombo wired money to this account on 14 occasions. During the months
of March, June and September he wired money to this account twice. The monetary amounts he wired
to this aecount totaled $12,950.00. Note that Attorney William Paetzold, Kombo's attorney did highlight
one wire transaction which occurred on March 18,2014 in the amount of $1,500.00 as money which
was sent to the Congo.
ln the year of 2015, Honore Kombo wired money to this account on 4 occasions for a total of
$2,000.00.
n the interview conducted on 1112412015, Honore Kombo was asked about the TD Bank Account
#77806284785 and the money he wired to this account. Honore Kombo stated that this was an
f

account for the nonprofit micro finance organization and was attached to the Diocese of Kikwit. I told
him that from his bank statements it appears the account is in his name and he stated that he is a
signer on the account. Kombo was informed that according to his bank statements, $33,482.24 was
wired to this TD Bank account from his Bank of America account and that what seems suspicious is
that the first two years the monetary amounts of the wires were made in different amounts, none of
which were round numbers and then the last two years all the monetary amounts of the wire deposits
were round numbers. Kombo stated that "there is no pattern I can tell you I use for those differences"

27...The Bank of America bank statements showed that Honore Kombo also wired money to what
appears on the statement as Banque lnternational Pour LaFrique Au Congo to Account #
33001013301. This account is listed under the name of Honore Kombo Makila. The following wire
transactions to this account:
{This is page 26 of a 29 page Atridavit.)

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(Last,

Kombo, Honore

STATE OF CONNECTICUT
SUPERIOR COURT
ww\ /.jud,c{.gov
Geooraohical

Area'number 5

Affidavit - Continued
1t5t11- $9,000.00, 1t14t11 - $13,500.00, 11t21t12 - $10,000.00, 5123t13 - $450.00,
7123113 - $5,000.00 - Note that Kombo's attorney highlighted this as money sent to Congo, 8113113 $6,000.00 - Note that Kombo's attorney highlighted this as money sent to Congo, 10124113 - $7,000.00
- Note that Kombo's attorney highlighted this as money sent to Congo, 3126115 - $1 ,150.00 - Note that
Kombo's attorney highlighted this as money sent to Congo
The total amount wired to this account was $52,100.00.
During the interview of Honore Kombo conducted on 1112412015, Honore Kombo was asked about the
account at the Banque lnternational Pour La Frique Au Congo. He stated that he had set up this
account with this bank when he was during one of his trips to the Congo. Kombo explained that there
were not a lot of banks down in the area of Kikwit. He stated that he would send money there (to this
Bank in the Congo) and it was dispersed. He stated that this money was used for the micro finance
company, his missions in the Congo and he also used the money for the schooling of children he
supports and some of the money was used for his mother.

28... ln the interview conducted on 1112412015, Honore Kombo was asked about a check written from
his Bank of America Checking Account #385010803598 to a company called Rally Motor Sport in the
amount of $1 1,400.00. Honore Kombo explained to us that the Credit Ya Mpa micro finance company
had received funding from the United Nation Development Fund for a purchase of a vehicle. That the
micro finance company had sent him about $18,000.00 of money which had been deposited into his
Bank of America account for this purchase. Kombo told us that he had purchased a vehicle from this
company located in Worcester, Massachusetts for $11,400.00 which was later shipped to the Congo
by a New Jersey based shipping company. Kombo stated that the $18,000.00 he received covered the
cost of the vehicle purchase, the shipping of the vehicle and that the balance was used to buy 15
computers sent over to the Congo.

29... ln the interview conducted on 1112412015, Honore Kombo was asked about the two wires of
money deposited into his Bank of America Account Checking Account #385010803598 received from
Credit Ya Mpa Micro Finance Company. These wires of money into Kombo's account occurred on April
22,2014 in which he received $9,475.00 and April24,2014 in which he received $8,475.00 for a total
of $17,950.00. (Note these wires of money were previously mentioned in Paragraph #18 of this
affidavit) Kombo why he did not use this money to reimburse St. Augustine Church for the money he
had stated he had "borrowed from them without permission" to help this micro finance company.
Honore Kombo explained that this money was sent to him from the micro finance company to purchase
the car he had bought from Rally Motor Sport and to pay for the shipping of the car to the Congo. He
stated that the balance of the money was used to purchase 15 computers which were sent to the
Congo.

(This is page 27 of a 29 page Affidavit.)

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SUPERIOR COURT
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First, Middle lnitial)

Kombo, Honore

Affidavit - Continued
30... ln the interview conducted on 1112412015, Honore Kombo was asked about the numerous check
card purchases that were made to the airlines. He did state that he had made many trips for the sake
of the microfinance organization. He also stated that he had purchased some tickets for his cousins
and that he became somewhat of an expert in purchasing tickets.

31... ln the interview conducted on 1112412015, Honore Kombo was asked if he was still involved with
the micro finance company. Kombo stated that he is the Board President of the micro finance company
Credit Ya Mpa. \l/hen asked Kombo stated the micro finance company is struggling, but is doing great
service to people.
32... ln the interview conducted on 1112412015, Honore Kombo was asked about large purchases
made at Stop & Shop and other food related places. Kombo stated that he did utilize Stop & Shop to
wire money through the Western Union. Kombo was asked about the numerous Western Union
transactions he had made. He stated that these were for two destinations, either they were made for
support for his mom or to support the schooling of kids he helps.

33... ln the interview conducted on 1112412015, Honore Kombo stated he had "no ill intentions". He
stated "That it is very unfortunate what I did and I'm deeply sorry but it was not for ill intention and l'm
responsible for it. I will except for whatever the law sees fit in cases like this."
34... ln the interview conducted on 1112412015, Attorney Paetzold and Honore Kombo did inform us
that the outstanding balance (which was about $21,000.00) from First Niagara Bank Line of Credit
account which had been opened by Father Kombo in the name of St. Augustine Church had been paid
off. Attorney Paetzold did let Affiant make copies of 11 pages of documentation he had on surrounding
the payoff of this account. \A/hen asked how Kombo was able to pay this balance off, we were informed
that Honore Kombo did receive money from friends to pay off this account.
35. .. That Affiant spoke to both Alese Kummer, Business Manager of St. Augustine Church and
Attorney Karen Casey about the payoff of the First Niagara Line of Credit Account l#.600102950 by
Honore Kombo. They both stated they were unaware that this occurred and both stated that did not
enter into any agreement of restitution with Honore Kombo or his Attorney \Mlliam Paetzold.

36...That Attorney Karen Casey did provide Affiant with a statement from the First Niagara Bank Line
of Credit Account #4600102950 which is dated 9|3ADU5. This statement showed that the outstanding
balance on the account was paid and the account was closed as of 912312015. Attorney Casey also
provided me with a copy of a statement from the First Niagara Bank checking Account # 7900556569
which is dated 1213112015 which shows this account had a zerc balance and that the account was
closed as of 1213012015.
(This is page 28 of a 29 page Affidavit.)

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(Last, First, Middle

Geographical
Area number

Kombo, Honore

Affidavit - Continued
37... That based on_lhis investigation and documented in this affidavit amongst other things, Father

Honore Kombo did fill out the necessary paperwork and received funds in the amount of $-68,716.33
from an annuity Ieft to and intended for St. Augustine Church from deceased parishioner Frank Genio
and opened an account at TD Bank in the church's name and deposit said funds. Father Honore
Kombo then took $27,600.00 of these said funds from this TD Bank Account and deposited them into
his personal bank account which is Bank of America Checking Account #385010803598.
It is also documented that Father Honore Kombo without authorization, opened a First Niagara Bank
Line of Credit Account in the amount of $25,000.00 in the name of St Augustine Church, utilizing the
church's IRS Tax Number and then utilized funds from this account depo-siting the majority of these
funds into his personal Bank of America Checking Account #3850108d3598.1hat aciording to an
analysis leport conducted by Steve Pednault of the Forensic Accounting Services LLC on analysis of
lhe first Niagara Bank Line of Credit Account covering the time frame of October 2013 to Febrlary
2015, the cash advances totaled $31,200.00 and resulted in $2,480.60 of finance/fee charged for L
total of $33,680.60.

That according to Attorney Karen Casey the St. Augustine Parish is still owed $33,492.12from Father
Kombo. That Attorney Casey stated that this figure is base on the following:

$27,600.00 - a check drawn from TD Bank Account #4280635421,[he account opened by Father
Kombo which the $68,716.88 from the Genio annuity was deposited. This check ($27,600.00) was
deposited into Father Kombo's personal Bank of America Account
$1,318.17 - a point of sale purchase made by Father Kombo at Stop & Shop which was drawn on TD
Bank Account #280635421 .

$2,124.00 - a debit card purchase made by Father Kombo drawn on TD Bank Account H280635421.
$1,406.40 - amount of a check which was made out to St. Augustine Parish Cemetery drawn on
Hartford Roman Catholic Endowment Care Fund which was deposited into the First Niagara Bank Line
of Credit Account opened by Father Kombo.
$1,043.55 - amount of a check which was made out to St. Augustine Parish Cemetery drawn on
Hartford Roman Catholic Endowment Care Fund which was deposited into the First Niagara Bank Line
of Credit Account opened by Father Kombo.
$27,600.00 +

$1

,318.17 + $2,340.00 + $1,406.40 + $1,043.55 = $33,492.12

\y'/herefore your Affiant states that probable cause exists to believe that Father Honore Kombo has
committed the crime of Larceny in the First Degree in Violation of Connecticut General Statute
53a-122.

(This is page 29 of a 29 page Affidavit.)

and swom to before me on (Date)

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