A vicar who worked at a church in South Yorkshire has been found guilty of stealing £24,000 of church funds meant for weddings and funerals.
Simon Reynolds now lives in Farnham, Surrey, but did not appear before Sheffield Crown Court today for the verdict. A warrant has been issued for his arrest.
The money had been paid to him by families preparing for funerals and weddings at All Saints Church in Darton, near Barnsley.
Reynolds had denied four counts of theft between 2007 and 2013.
He was in court earlier but did not return for the verdict.