Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Clerk Stole $1M from NY Archdiocese Ed. Money; Anita Collins Is Sentenced to Community Service

An Archdiocese of New York clerk has been arrested on charges of manipulating the church's accounts payable system to steal more than one million dollars in education money, the Christian Broadcast Network website reports today (January 31, 2012).

Anita Collins wrote checks to herself or a relative, but recorded them as payments to legitimate vendors.

The archdiocese says its staff and outside auditors spotted the theft and alerted persecutors.

Collins -- who had been fired in December -- was sentenced to community service and five years' probation.