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Former St. Gabriel school bookkeeper sued for 'fraudulent and deceitful conduct'

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LOUISVILLE, Ky., (WDRB) -- A lawsuit was filed Monday against a former St. Gabriel the Archangel Church and School bookkeeper who pleaded guilty last year to stealing more than $80,000 from the Louisville parish.

Between July 2010 and June 2014, Tammy Goodlett “was involved in a fraudulent scheme for payments, billings and theft of funds” according to the lawsuit.

Goodlett was transferring money to her own bank accounts, using the school's credit card for personal expenses – such as concert tickets – and manipulating financial records to make it appear as if her daughter's tuition at the school had been paid, according to court records.

Goodlett pleaded guilty to federal charges of embezzlement in November and will be sentenced in April.

As part of the plea, Goodlett agreed to pay $83,191 in restitution to the church. If convicted at trial, Goodlett could have been sentenced to up to 20 years in prison.

Cecilia Price, chief communications officer for the Archdiocese, said the lawsuit was filed on behalf of the insurance company which reimbursed the archdiocese for the embezzled money.  

The lawsuit is seeking an unspecified monetary amount for Goodlett's “fraudulent and deceitful conduct.”

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