Bank worker accused of stealing from Philadelphia Archdiocese

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Bank worker accused of stealing from Philadelphia Archdiocese. Annie McCormick reports during Action News at 4:30pm on August 28, 2017. (WPVI)

A bank employee has been fired and arrested, accused of stealing cash donations meant for the Philadelphia Archdiocese.

The TD Bank worker allegedly stole the money from two annual direct mail campaigns for The Catholic Charities Appeal and the Seminary Appeal.

That person's name has not been released.

The crimes happened between December 2016 and July 2017.

More than 400,000 households are on the mailing list and receive requests for the donations.

TD Bank has a contract to process the donations, which are sent to a P.O. box.

The Archdiocese says it was an alert parishioner who noticed that a check that was mailed was never cashed. Investigators believe the employee was pocketing cash and throwing away some of the checks.

In a statement, TD Bank officials said, "One of our employees was terminated for cause and charged by authorities with third degree theft."

The amount of money stolen could be anywhere from $500 to $75,000.

The Archdiocese has set up a call center for people with questions. That number is 1-866-812-8700.

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