Hous­ton woman charged with de­fraud­ing Catholic mis­sion

The Guardian (Charlottetown) - - WORLD -

A 38-year-old Hous­ton woman has been ar­rested on mul­ti­ple charges of de­fraud­ing more than $1.1 mil­lion from a Catholic mis­sion that sup­ports schools in Mex­ico and Colom­bia.

Act­ing U.S. At­tor­ney Abe Martinez says Rosina Blanco worked as a book­keeper be­gin­ning in 2014 for the Basil­ian Fa­ther’s Mis­sions of the Catholic Church, based in the Hous­ton sub­urb of Sugar Land, and fraud­u­lently au­tho­rized elec­tronic trans­fers from the mis­sion ac­count to ac­counts in her name.

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