Kondratick Dismissed as Administrator of Holy Spirit Church, Venice, Florida

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KBN1:
Quote from: LizaSymonenko on March 06, 2013, 07:11:16 PM


I don't know the history behind this.

What does it mean "relieved of duties as priest" by the OCA?

How then, was he a priest at this church?  Did they not know of his past?


He was defrocked and was no longer a priest.  The headline is wrong. 

The story is here:  http://www.heraldtribune.com/article/20130306/BREAKING/130309720/-1/search10?Title=UPDATE-Venice-church-official-accused-of-embezzling-53-950  It looks like they corrected the story.

Basil 320:
Venice area newspapers are reporting that the church dismissed him, their "administrator," in January, and that today, Kondratick presented himself for arrest to the police.  Venice authorities accused him of embezzling $53 some thousand during the last 6 months of last year.  It is alleged by the police that he used "the old make checks out to 'cash' routine," that worked so well in Syosset for 19 years--though some were made out to him, as was so well documented in the OCA's Special Investigation Committee (SIC) Report of September, 2008.

AGGreen:
Quote from: SDMPNS on March 06, 2013, 06:51:17 PM

The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office said that the administrator of a Venice FL church is accused of embezzling 53,950 USD (1.67 million Roubles. 41,500 Euros. 35,900 UK Pounds) from funds intended to help struggling parishioners. Robert Kondratick, 67, of the 11700 block of Tempest Harbor Loop in Venice, was arrested Wednesday for reportedly embezzling from church funds intended to help people who fell on hard times.

***Wasn't Kondratick defrocked back in '07? I think so. He was only the administrator of the Venice parish. I just wanted to make this clear considering the headline of this thread. Kondratick is not a priest.

AGGreen:
Quote from: LizaSymonenko on March 06, 2013, 07:11:16 PM


I don't know the history behind this.

What does it mean "relieved of duties as priest" by the OCA?


8.29.07 From the Washington Post

Religion News in Brief

By The Associated Press
Thursday, August 30, 2007; 12:05 PM

NEW YORK -- A former chancellor of the Orthodox Church in America, who has been accused of longtime financial wrongdoing, has been ousted from the priesthood.

The verdict by an OCA spiritual court against Robert Kondratick took effect July 31. Kondratick has said he's innocent. He held the second-highest job in the denomination.

Financial controls in the church had been "circumvented" at least since 1998, according to church leaders, and auditors uncovered a "pattern of personal use of church money" for years. No dollar amount has been given.

source: http://www.ocanews.org/news/WashingtonPost82907.html

quoting tags editted and quote added - MK

Basil 320:
Quote from: arimethea on March 06, 2013, 07:16:13 PM

Quote from: SDMPNS on March 06, 2013, 06:51:17 PM

The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office said that the administrator of a Venice FL church is accused of embezzling 53,950 USD (1.67 million Roubles. 41,500 Euros. 35,900 UK Pounds) from funds intended to help struggling parishioners. Robert Kondratick, 67, of the 11700 block of Tempest Harbor Loop in Venice, was arrested Wednesday for reportedly embezzling from church funds intended to help people who fell on hard times. In January, church council members contacted the sheriff’s office after discovering funds were misused over a six month period from June to December 2012. Kondratick, then employed as administrator of the Holy Spirit Orthodox Church, was then fired by church officials. Witnesses told the sheriff’s office that Kondratick requested signed blank checks to pay what he claimed were church expenses. However, an investigation revealed he cashed 28 checks made out to “cash” or to himself totalling 53,950 USD. Detectives obtained an arrest warrant for Kondratick, who turned himself in to face one felony count of grand theft. In 2007, the Orthodox Church in America relieved Kondratick of his duties as priest following an investigation into financial misconduct whilst he was working in the state of New York. At that time, criminal charges were not pursued.


Source???


Not the source of this article, but the story is published at "news-post.com"

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