FOX 11 Investigates: Self-proclaimed priest arrested again for violating probation, authorities say

Erwin Arnoldo Menacastro was back in handcuffs this week by the Los Angeles Police Department for violating his probation. Only FOX 11 Investigates was there as he was taken back to jail.

This is a man we first exposed a year ago.

Menacastro, better known as "Father Mena," had been infiltrating Catholic churches since the 1990's and passing himself off as a Roman Catholic priest.

He held mass, prayer meetings, counseling sessions and nights of confession. One of his ploys involved selling tickets for a pilgrimage to New York and Philadelphia to visit with Pope Francis during his last U.S. tour.

Detectives said the Pope-tour scam netted Mena more than $15,000.

Watch Gina Silva's full report in the video above.


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