St Ambrose In Brunswick Bilked Out Of Nearly Two Million Dollars

Brunswick - The FBI, along with Brunswick Police and the Catholic Diocese of Cleveland, is investigating $1.75 million in missing funds meant for construction at Saint Ambrose Catholic Parish..

In a letter sent to parishioners, Father Bob Stec said the parish’s payment to the construction company working on their building never arrived, and that the parish's email was hacked.

Father Bob writes, “Perpetrators were able to deceive us into believing Marous Brothers had changed their bank and wiring instructions.”

According to the letter, the parish wired the money to a phony account after the hackers made the parish believe the company had a new routing number in their account.

You can read the full letter below.

The incident remains under investigation.

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