30-month prison sentence sought for $350K Winnipeg church fraud

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​​Prosecutors are seeking a 30-month prison sentence for a former administrator at the Parish of St. Bernadette who admitted to defrauding the Winnipeg church of more than $350,000.

Leo McCaughan pleaded guilty to fraud over $5,000.

The 40-year-old was the financial administrator with the church between March 2009 and December 2014, when he pocketed church funds for his own personal use on 176 occasions.

McCaughan was part of the pastoral team responsible for bookkeeping and managing staff. He assisted with church ceremonies and events.

McCaughan wrote 112 cheques to himself and recorded them as charitable donations or fees for services such as snow removal for the church.

Read more at CBC News

This article is summarized by Canadian Fraud News Inc.