Man Sentenced To 27 Months For Swindling $670,000 From Church

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A Cottage Grove man was sentenced to more than two years in prison for his role in stealing nearly $700,000 from his church.

Scott Joseph Domeier, a former employee of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, was sentenced to 27 months for swindling $670,000 between 1995 and 2012. In addition to misusing the company credit card, he also diverted a check from another parish designated for Katrina relief to buy himself a car, the criminal complaint states. Domeier also paid for his children’s private school education with illegally obtained funds.

He pleaded guilty back in May to three counts of theft by swindle, and two counts of filing a false tax return.

Restitution is under advisement and is up to the judge.

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