Lawrence Cermak’s pre-trial for stealing church funds starts today

| October 28, 2009

Lawrence Cermak, 59, of Garfield Heights, was charged by way of information on one count of theft for stealing approximately $330,000 from Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church.

Lawrence Cermak was hired in July 2002 as a bookkeeper for the church. A customary mandatory audit was done of the parish's finances. Numerous discrepancies were discovered between October 2003 through May 2009. The audit revealed that 69 checks totaling approximately $330,000 in parish funds had been misappropriated during the time Lawrence Cermak was bookkeeper.

Lawrence J. Cermak’s pre-trial is scheduled for 9:30 am in front of Judge Nancy Fuerst.

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Category: Church Security

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