Years of embezzlement at an Erie Catholic school comes to an end, with a guilty plea, and a promise to pay back the more than $160,000.
David Earls, 63, the former business manager at Saint Peter Cathedral School, plead guilty today to a felony count of "access device fraud" for fraudulent use of credit cards. Earls was arrested last December for allegedly using the cards for personal purchases. He also was charged with giving unauthorized raises to himself and his wife.
Even though Earls plead guilty to this one count, he still must repay the school in full, $169,000 dollars. The investigation originated when the school found they owed $300,000 to the IRS. Earls will be sentenced in August. He faces a maximum of seven years in prison.