Lansing, Mich., Feb 17, 2022 / 14:27 pm
A former executive of a historically Catholic Michigan non-profit that serves neglected children and young adults has been sentenced to prison and must pay restitution after pleading guilty on a charge related to his embezzlement of almost $250,000 in funds.
John R. Lynch, 57, was CEO of Holy Cross Services from January 2015 to April 2017. He was fired by the Holy Cross Services board after it found apparent evidence of embezzlement. He had joined the organization as its chief financial officer in March 2012.
In September 2021 Lynch pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud for victimizing the organization.
U.S. District Judge Bernard A. Friedman sentenced Lynch to one year in prison and six months at a halfway house. He must serve three years of supervised release and also pay restitution totaling nearly $248,000, the approximate amount he had embezzled.