The Archdiocese of Cincinnati sued the former business manager of three parishes Monday, accusing him of embezzling more than $350,000.
The lawsuit in Hamilton County Common Pleas Court claims that Thomas Shaun Martin failed to deposit money into parish accounts, forged checks, paid phony bills to entities he controlled, skimmed from parish collections, abused credit cards and paid himself an excessive salary.
Martin, of Mason, could not be reached.
The archdiocese said it fired Martin and has reported the case to county prosecutors, who could not confirm Monday whether they are investigating. According to the lawsuit, Martin embezzled from Holy Family parish in Cincinnati, St. John the Evangelist in Deer Park and St. John the Baptist in Harrison.