Church Embezzlement

Church Embezzlement

January 20, 2011

59-year-old Frederick Anthony Petz faces 15 years in prison for embezzling thousand of dollars in church funds.

Petz was a volunteer bookkeeper at the Star of the Sea Church in Grosse Pointe Woods.

Pastor Gary Smetanka was the first to discover that over 90 thousand dollars had disappeared from the church.

Smetanka then notified the Archdiocese who ordered an independent audit of the funds.

Petz was also a worker at Renaissance Vicariate...which is a group of parishes that fund charitable causes.

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