Former Cleveland Catholic Charities Worker Heading to Prison

CLEVELAND, OH - The former business manager and comptroller for Cleveland Catholic Charities was sentenced to more than five years in prison for embezzling $2 million from the organization. 

Michelle Medrick, 58, North Royalton, pleaded guilty to bank fraud. In addition to spending 62 months in federal prison, she's also order to repay $2.4 million.

Medrick embezzled the cash over an eight year period, putting the cash in her own bank account. 

Prosecutors say she wrote more than 1,400 checks payable to cash and misrepresented herself as Cleveland Catholic Charities' chief financial officer.

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