UPDATE- 3:47 Mar. 8
The Herald has learned that at least four families that are part of the Holy Rosary parish of West Seattle have been affected by the tax fraud scheme we reported yesterday. The FBI has now gotten involved in the case and the Archdiocese has set up a special email address for the case email@example.com for those who think their tax return may have been compromised or falsified.
Original Post Mar. 7
The Archdiocese of Seattle has sent a memo out to pastors, priest administrators, pastoral coordinators, principals, pastoral assistants for administration notifying them that "there have been victims of fraud in several of our parishes and at the Chancery. We first learned of the issue on Tuesday, but at that time the reports came from only one parish so it was presumed to be a local issue. Since that time we have learned of the same situation in at least two other parishes and at the Chancery."
This issue may affect volunteers with Holy Rosary in West Seattle.
They have hired a national forensic security firm and will work through the weekend on the issue. They have also filed a report with the FBI.More ›