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Police: Ex-employee, wife stole $1M from Ky. monks

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A former employee at a central Kentucky abbey run by an order of Catholic monks has been indicted on dozens of theft charges that allege he stole more than $1 million from the institution.

Police say John Hutchins was working as an accountant at the Abbey of Gethsemani when he began diverting money, with help from his wife, from an abbey-owned account in 2008.

Hutchins was indicted by a grand jury Wednesday on 87 counts of felony theft and 87 counts of unlawful access to a computer, along with 174 counts of complicity to commit those crimes, for a total of 348 indictments, according to indictment documents provided by the Nelson County Circuit Court clerk's office. Hutchins' wife, Carrie Hutchins, faces the same 348 charges.


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