Ex-director of St. Patrick's Seminary pleads not guilty to embezzlement, DA says
REDWOOD CITY -- A Hayward woman who was the finance head of a Peninsula seminary when she allegedly took over $200,000 and a donated Mercedes from the school has pleaded not guilty to embezzlement, a prosecutor said Monday.
The 57-year-old former finance director, who is out of jail after posting a $200,000 bond, could not be reached for comment Monday.
Prosecutors say Morris reimbursed herself with school money for over $166,000 in unauthorized personal purchases, overpaid herself by $36,000 in 2011-12 and stole a 1982 Mercedes-Benz that had been donated to the school.
In addition to registering the donated Mercedes in her name, Morris also charged Department of Motor Vehicle and maintenance costs to the school, prosecutors say. Morris faces four felony counts of embezzlement, Wagstaffe said.
From the San Jose Mercury News