$17,000 goes missing from St. Anthony Catholic School

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Guam – St. Anthony Catholic School has filed a police report after discovering $17,000 has gone missing from the school.

The Archdiocese of Agana announced that a police report was filed this afternoon and that the $17,000 in missing funds were collected between February and May of this year.

You can read the release from the Archdiocese below:

The Archdiocese of Agana announces that St. Anthony Catholic School has filed a
report this afternoon with the Guam Police Department regarding missing funds at
the school.

The school’s inability to submit timely financial reports prompted the
Archdiocesan Finance Office to initiate an indepth review on May 22 which
uncovered major discrepancies related to the deposit of funds at the school.
Approximately $17,000 in funds collected at the school from late February to May
are unaccounted for.

Working in close coordination with the school administration, the Archdiocesan
Finance Office conducted a series of meetings and examination of financial
documents at St. Anthony. The Finance Office held a meeting today with Principal
Lorena Chaco and members of the school board and the police report was filed at
about 4:30 this afternoon.

Archbishop Michael Byrnes and St. Anthony Principal Lorena Chaco both wish to
assure the public and especially parents of children attending St. Anthony that the
archdiocese is working diligently on this matter. The Church takes these matters
very seriously and thanks parents and families for their continued confidence and
support of the school.