Archdiocese Dismisses Member Amid Credit Fraud Case

ST. PAUL, Minn. (WCCO) – A member of the Archdiocese of Minneapolis and St. Paul has been dismissed amid allegations of a scandal involving credit card fraud, the organization confirmed Wednesday night.

Officials said a lay employee in the accounting department has been dismissed after irregularities relating to credit card transactions were identified and reported. Once the archdiocese determined the person involved, that person was immediately dismissed and the case was turned over to police.

Two sources tell WCCO the investigation is around a former top accountant at the Archdiocese, Scott Domeier.

Officials with knowledge of the case said it will not affect the Archdiocese’s ability to meet its financial obligations or any other responsibilities. That includes finances involving schools, parishes and employees.

Officials also said they are confident insurance will cover a majority of the loss associated with the credit card fraud. The case is still under investigation at this time.

  • tom

    Maybe they really spent to much giving out DVD ‘s about the sanctity of marriage.

    • SUE

      Maybe you should watch one!!

  • Sue

    How refreshing to find out he/she was immediately fired without a lot of the usual BS.

  • jill

    Poor headline. This was not a “member” of the Archdiocese, but an employee. A lay employee, at that. FYI, all individuals who belong to parishes within the archdiocese are MEMBERS. And,…why the accompanying photo? Sensational journalism, as usual at ‘cco4.

    @Sue, refreshing? What corporation or organization would not discharge an employee when theft or misappropriation has been identified. They HAVE to if they want to recoup their losses through insurance…..failing to mitigate damages extinguishes most claims. Too bad the kiddy diddlers were terminated as quickly.

    • Realist

      And how do you know this person wasn’t also a member? Oh that’s right, you don’t.

  • Realist

    Try and pray this one away…

    • PoliticiansSUX

      obviously that will not work, youa re still here, for now.

      • Realist

        You must not be doing it right. Your deity might be too busy not existing.

  • c

    And this from the people who want my parent’s ashes dug up from the memorial garden and moved. Maybe they should watch their own a little closer

  • Overcharged homeowner

    Isn’t Scott also on the Pine Summit Homeowners Association as a treasurer? Imagine all the pots of money he otherwise has his greedy hands in…

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