Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Fast Times in Cin City

From Cincinnati's ABC affiliate comes this investigation:

"Thousands of people who volunteer and coach at Catholic schools may be at risk for identity theft, thanks to a bad hire by the Archdiocese of Cincinnati.

"In 2003, the Archdiocese began fingerprinting and criminal background checks of all church and school volunteers. but the I-Team finds the person they hired to conduct criminal background checks -- was a criminal himself."

There is also a video playback of the live report, which is worth the watch. (RealPlayer required.) The only guy I know personally is the pastor of a parish mentioned, Father Pat Crone. He took over at St Andrew's in Milford a few years after I left.

I was alerted to this the night before last by Dom of Bettnet. It comes as no surprise that a man with a criminal history might be able to extort assistance from a personnel director with something to hide. Apparently you don't have to be ordained to pull that kind of a stunt.

There's more from Cincinnati weblogger Rich Leonardi of Ten Reasons, who posts an e-mail sent out by the personnel director.

More on this one as it develops.

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