|Archdiocese sues former bus. manager|
|Written by Sarah Minges|
|Wednesday, November 28, 2012 10:23 PM|
The Archdiocese of Cincinnati and three of its parishes, St. John the Baptist, Harrison; Holy Family, Price Hill; and St. John the Evangelist, Deer Park, filed suit Monday, Nov. 26, in Hamilton County Common Pleas Court against terminated employee and former business manager Thomas Shaun Martin for embezzlement, according to Dan Andriacco, director of communications for the archdiocese.
The archdiocese and the parishes seek the return of not less than $353,000 believed to have been embezzled by Martin, who had worked at each parish. St. John the Baptist is seeking $124,407.71, according to the law suit.
The archbishop, pastors, church employees, and ministry volunteers are committed to employ all available safeguards to protect archdiocese assets and offerings. When those safeguards fail, the archdiocese will pursue restitution through all available civil and criminal means, said Andriacco.
The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Cincinnati is the 38th largest Catholic diocese in the country, with almost 500,000 Catholics, and has the seventh largest network of Catholic schools in terms of enrollment.