A woman was in provincial court in St. John’s today to face charges of fraud, theft and forgery related to the Roman Catholic St. Patrick’s Parish in St. John’s.
The woman's case was set over.
The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of St. John’s says the RNC charged the accused after a forensic audit of the finances of St. Patrick’s Parish in St. John’s.
A news release notes that in August 2012, the parish priest of St. Patrick’s reported to the Archdiocesan Business Office suspicions of fraudulent activity surrounding the parish finances.
External forensic auditors were brought in to examine the books and records of the parish for the period covering 2007 to July 2012.
In January, 2013, the Archdiocesan Business office received the results of the forensic examination and turned the matter over to the RNC.
The Archdiocese of St. John’s says it will make no further comments as the matter is before the courts.