Regis Catholic Schools employee charged with theft after stealing $20,000 from the organization

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EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (WLAX/WEUX) – A former employee of Regis Catholic Schools is charged with theft after being accused of stealing more than 20-thousand dollars from the organization.

According to the criminal complaint, Wendy Cronin worked at Regis as an accounting assistant from September 2017 until September 2019. Between February 2018 and September 2019, 16 deposits from mostly athletic events totaling more than 21-thousand dollars are missing.

The complaint says Cronin would deposit the money collected by Regis into her personal bank account.

The Eau Claire Police Department was first alerted to a possible theft about a year ago and began investigating.

Officer Josh Miller of Eau Claire Police Department said, “It’s obviously unfortunate that anyone would choose to steal from a school or a charity or something like that, but we do give the same priority as we would any kind of other public business but we certainly understand the hard feelings and the hurt that people encounter when they have these type of cases.”

In a statement, Regis Catholic Schools says it implemented a more direct and secure way of depositing money and has also put into place additional fail safes for collecting and depositing money.

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