Don't say anything to the priest about the parishioner, or at least make the story so vague that he won't know who you are talking about; you do not need to put yourself in a position to be tempted into judging the fellow - there are people who sin less in 14 years than I do in one week, so who knows whether they need confession as often as I do?
Otherwise, your former priest's policy was a sound one - thank you for sharing.
Fr. George thank you. I will keep hush about it. To clarify though, the person told me they had not been to confession since they were 14 years old, not in 14 years. They're probably somewhere in their late 40's or early 50's now.
As far as judging, absolutely not. I can judge myself to be unworthy enough quite easily to know better than to judge someone else!