Former principal accused of stealing from school in Pennsylvania

MINUTE DRIVE. >> THIS IS BEEN A LANCASTER TOYOTA TRAFFIC REPORT. LORI: A FORMER MONTGOMERY COUNTY PRINCIPAL HAS BEEN CHARGED WITH STEALING MORE THAN $25,000 FROM HIS SCHOOL. JO MHNCGRATH, WHO PREVIOUSLY LED THE OUR LADY OF MERCY REGIONAL CA THOLIC SCHOOL, IS ACCUSED OF TAKING UNAUTHORIZED PAYMENTS FOR PERSONAL EXPENSES. THE MONTGOMERY COUNTY DA’S OFFICE AS HE USE THAT MONEY TO PAY FOR DOCTOR VISITS, RESTAURANTS, CLOTHING, AND OTHER THINGS. HE WAS INITIALLY PLACED ON LEAVE FROM THE SCHOOL LAST YEAR BUT HAS SINCE BEEN LET GO. MCGRATH IS NOW OUT OF JAIL O

Former principal accused of stealing $25,000 from Catholic school in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania

A former principal in Montgomery County has been charged with stealing more than $25,000 from his school. John McGrath, 56, was the principal of Our Lady of Mercy Regional Catholic School in Maple Glen, Pa. He is accused of using school credit cards to pay for a vacation, rent, doctor visits, restaurant bills, bar bills, clothing and other items.”Additionally, charges on the school credit card totaling $3,554.10 were for a non-existent conference in Washington, D.C., The expenses were for a hotel stay and restaurants for a vacation taken by McGrath, his brother and a teacher,” a statement from the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office says.McGrath was initially placed on leave from the school last year but has since been let go.McGrath is now out of jail on a $50,000 bond. He is charged with multiple felonies, including:Dealing in Proceeds of Unlawful ActivityTheft by Unlawful TakingTheft by DeceptionReceiving Stolen PropertyAccess Device FraudUnsworn Falsification to Authorities

A former principal in Montgomery County has been charged with stealing more than $25,000 from his school.

John McGrath, 56, was the principal of Our Lady of Mercy Regional Catholic School in Maple Glen, Pa. He is accused of using school credit cards to pay for a vacation, rent, doctor visits, restaurant bills, bar bills, clothing and other items.

“Additionally, charges on the school credit card totaling $3,554.10 were for a non-existent conference in Washington, D.C., The expenses were for a hotel stay and restaurants for a vacation taken by McGrath, his brother and a teacher,” a statement from the Montgomery County District Attorney’s Office says.

McGrath was initially placed on leave from the school last year but has since been let go.

McGrath is now out of jail on a $50,000 bond. He is charged with multiple felonies, including:

  • Dealing in Proceeds of Unlawful Activity
  • Theft by Unlawful Taking
  • Theft by Deception
  • Receiving Stolen Property
  • Access Device Fraud
  • Unsworn Falsification to Authorities

https://www.wgal.com/article/former-principal-accused-of-stealing-from-pennsylvania-school/39536817

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