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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Kentucky

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Former Bookkeeper At Saint Gabriel The Archangel Church And School Sentenced To Six Months Home Detention For Embezzling Funds

Agreed to restitution in the amount of $83,191 to the Louisville Parish

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The former bookkeeper at Saint Gabriel the Archangel Church and School was sentenced in U.S. District Court today, by Senior District Judge Thomas B. Russell, to six months home detention as part of a three year term of probation and was ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $83,191 to the Louisville Parish announced Acting United States Attorney John E. Kuhn, Jr.

Tammy Goodlett, 49, of Louisville, admitted in court to devising a scheme to  defraud Saint Gabriel.  According to the single count indictment, Goodlett committed wire fraud when, as bookkeeper, she exceeded her authorized access by transferring funds from Saint Gabriel’s bank account to her own bank accounts, made unauthorized credit card expenditures, and manipulated financial records to make unpaid debts appear paid. The fraud to obtain funds and services to which she was not entitled began on or about August 13, 2010, and continued to on or about August 6, 2013. Specifically, Goodlett used Saint Gabriel’s credit card for personal expenses, such as concert tickets, without authorization. Also, Goodlett admitted to manipulating Saint Gabriel’s financial records to make it appear that she had paid her daughter’s school tuition at Saint Gabriel when she had not made the payments.

Goodlett has paid $11,757 toward the total restitution and currently owes $71,439.18 to the Louisville parish.

This case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Stephanie Zimdahl and was investigated by the United States Secret Service and the Louisville Metro Police Department.

Updated April 28, 2015