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Former Archdiocese accountant enters guilty plea for stealing more than $670,000

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A 51-year-old Cottage Grove man pleaded guilty Wednesday to stealing more than $670,000 from the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, according to WCCO-TV.

The Star Tribune reports Domeier had served as director of accounting services for the archdiocese from 1995 until the thefts were reported in January, 2012.

Appearing in Ramsey District Court, Domeier pleaded guilty to three counts of theft by swindle, and two counts of filing a false tax return. He will be sentenced in July. He faces up to four years in prison and will pay restitution.

According to the complaint, Domeier misused a company credit card, diverted a check designated for a Hurricane Katrina charity to purchase a car and paid for private school for his children with illegally obtained funds.

Insurers covered the church’s loss.

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