WI: Church gets $84,000 back in stolen funds
Annysa Johnson reports:
Federal authorities continue to investigate a “cyber theft” of $121,000 from a prominent Catholic church in Brookfield that has all the markings of a sophisticated Internet crime operation.
St. John Vianney learned from its commercial banker last month that blocks of money had been withdrawn from one of its accounts through a series of unusual transactions. After talking to church officials, the bank immediately froze the account.
The U.S. Secret Service, which is investigating, declined to comment on a pending case. But Father Phillip Bogacki, temporary administrator for St. John Vianney, notified parishioners this week that authorities recovered $84,000, and the church expects its insurer to cover the remaining loss – minus a $1,000 deductible.
Read more in the Journal Sentinel.