From The Mercury News:
Father Oscar Diaz, 56, was ordained by the Diocese in July 1994 and served as a priest at Saint Mary Parish in Lakeport, Our Lady Queen of Peace in Clearlake and most recently, Resurrection Parish in Santa Rosa. On June 19, Diaz was involved in a car crash, suffering a fractured hip.
First responders discovered bags inside Diaz’s vehicle containing stolen Resurrection Parish collections totaling more than $18,000, which Diaz allegedly described as his salary, according to a statement from the Diocese. Police officers were alerted to the situation later that evening by a hospital employee who was uncomfortable with the amount of cash Diaz brought with him into the emergency room.