Friday, February 19, 2010

Missouri Man Sentenced For Embezzling $510K From Nuns

Paul Steven Murphy, 44, of St. Louis, Missouri, was sentenced to 46 months in prison Wednesday for embezzling more than $500,000 from the School Sisters of Notre Dame where he had been employed as head of information technology. According to prosecutors, from 2000 to 2007, Murphy submitted more than $510,000 in phony invoices to the school. He pleaded guilty last November on one count each of mail fraud and tax evasion. Murphy reportedly spent the loot to finance a lavish lifestyle, including luxury vacations, his wedding, jewelry and other personal items. Murphy owes $112,330 in back taxes to the IRS for the stolen income he did not report. He also owes restitution in the amount of $510,000. The School Sisters of Notre Dame, a religious and charitable teaching and missionary organization, is facing financial shortfalls as a result of Murphy's actions.

Read the story here and here.

Read the DOJ announcement here.

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