Thursday, September 25, 2014

Ex-business manager sentenced for stealing money from suburban Chicago school to gamble

A judge has sentenced a suburban Chicago man for embezzling nearly $50,000 from a Catholic high school and spending the money to gamble, as well as to fund trips to Las Vegas and Atlantic City, Kane County state's attorney's office said Monday.

Kevin J. Carew, 36, of Aurora, was given four years' probation and ordered to repay $45,000 to Rosary High School, where he worked as the business manager, according to prosecutors. Circuit Judge John Barsanti also barred Carew from entering gambling establishments.

"In stealing from a small, religiously affiliated school that seeks to teach its students to be responsible and ethical citizens, Mr. Carew's selfish acts placed an unnecessary burden on Rosary High School," Kane County State's Attorney Joe McMahon said in a statement.

Carew embezzled the money from Rosary's operations account from June 2010 to September 2012, prosecutors said. He pleaded guilty in June to one count of theft from a school.

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