Former archdiocese accountant sentenced in thefts

  • Updated: October 1, 2013 - 4:07 PM

A former accountant for the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis was sentenced Monday for stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from the church.

Scott J. Domeier, 52, was sentenced in Ramsey County District Court on three counts of theft by swindle for the theft. He pleaded guilty in May to the charges.

He was given about two years on one count, a little over two years for a second count and a little over three years for the third count. The sentences will run concurrently.

Domeier was also sentenced on two counts of filing false tax returns, receiving about a year-and-a-half for one count and almost two years for the second count. The sentences will run concurrently.

Domeier was director of accounting services for the archdiocese from 1995 until the thefts were reported in January 2012.

He admitted to stealing money starting in 1995. He issued checks totaling $483,000 to pay balances on his credit card and for private school tuition for his children.

Insurers covered the church’s loss.

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