This is a bit dated  but another amazing discovery of crime linked with the higher echelons of the Catholic Church.

By MARYCLAIRE DALE 08/24/12 12:57 PM ET AP

PHILADELPHIA — A finance executive who linked her $900,000 embezzlement from the Philadelphia archdiocese to the church’s sex-abuse scandal was sentenced Friday to two to seven years in prison.

Anita Guzzardi, 42, said she succumbed to gambling and shopping addictions after feeling betrayed by the church over the priest sex-abuse scandal.

Guzzardi had worked at the Roman Catholic archdiocese since she was 20, and was making $124,000 a year as chief financial officer when she was fired last year.

“She felt betrayed by the institution,” defense lawyer Louis R. Busico told a judge.

A prosecutor countered that Guzzardi “partie(d) for seven years on somebody else’s dime,” despite the fact she and her husband had combined incomes of more than $300,000 and no children.

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