Ex-treasurer for Catholic teachers union faces fraud charges

Ex-treasurer for Catholic teachers union faces fraud charges

Ex-treasurer for Catholic teachers union faces fraud charges

(Credit: Pixabay.)

A former treasurer for a union local representing teachers employed by the Archdiocese of San Francisco and the Diocese of San Jose, California, has been charged with bank fraud and theft of union assets.

SAN FRANCISCO — A former treasurer for a union local representing teachers employed by the Archdiocese of San Francisco and the Diocese of San Jose, California, has been charged with bank fraud and theft of union assets.

The Department of Justice reported Thursday that a federal grand jury has indicted Kenneth Morris, 50, of Alameda, with eight counts of theft and bank fraud totaling more than $18,000.

Morris pleaded not guilty Thursday and was released on bond pending a Sept. 18 hearing.

According to the indictment, Morris was the treasurer for the American Federation of Teachers Local 2240 when the crimes allegedly occurred last year.

Authorities say he deposited several union-dues checks into his own account and stole some union property, which was not described.


Crux is dedicated to smart, wired and independent reporting on the Vatican and worldwide Catholic Church. That kind of reporting doesn’t come cheap, and we need your support. You can help Crux by giving a small amount monthly, or with a onetime gift. Please remember, Crux is a for-profit organization, so contributions are not tax-deductible.

Latest Stories

Most Read

Crux needs your monthly support

to keep delivering the best in smart, wired and independent Catholic news.

Latest Stories