Friday, September 19, 2014

Federal indictment for embezzlement returned against ex-church bookkeeper

The former bookkeeper of an Archdiocese of Louisville parish has been charged with embezzling funds.
A federal grand jury returned an indictment against Tammy Goodlett, 47, of Louisville. According to the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Western District of Kentucky, Goodlett embezzled $83,191 between Aug. 2010 and Aug. 2013 by means of wire fraud while working as the bookkeeper for St. Gabriel the Archangel Church and School.
The indictment says Goodlett transferred money from St. Gabriel's accounts to her own bank accounts, made unauthorized purchases with a credit card and manipulated records to make unpaid bills appear to have been paid.
In Aug. 2012, federal authorities said Goodlett made an electronic transaction of $4,000 from the St. Gabriel bank account at Fifth Third Bank into her personal account. That transaction involved not only Fifth Third Bank servers located in Kentucky, but Federal Reserve Bank servers in New Jersey.
If convicted, Goodlett could receive a sentence of up to 20 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000.

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