According to Dayton Daily News, since his arrest in 2015, Simone "did plead guilty to one count of aggravated theft in an agreement with the Montgomery County Prosecutor’s Office that was accepted by the court."
A longtime local priest faces charges that he stole $1,500,000 from a catholic church in Huber Heights. Montgomery County Prosecutors said today, that Rev. Earl F. Simone stole the money from Saint Peter Catholic Church between January 2008 and March 31, 2015.Local priest accused of stealing $1.5 million from Huber Heights church | WKEF
According to the church, Simone had been a priest at Saint Peter from 1992 until 2015. We first reported what Huber Heights police called "financial irregularities" in March of 2015. The Cincinnati Archdiocese gave the tip to police about the irregularities after there was an ethics complaint at Saint Peter Catholic Church.