Former police officer, principal at Maple Glen Catholic in Upper Dublin sentenced for $16,000 embezzlement

John C. McGrath, 57, a former principal at Maple Glen Catholic in Upper Dublin, has been sentenced to three years’ probation on a felony charge for embezzling more than $16,000 in school funds.

McGrath was also ordered to pay $16,198 in restitution to the Archdiocese of Philadelphia.

According to Assistant District Attorney Tanner C. Beck, McGrath admitted to using the school’s credit cards to take unauthorized trips and visits to bars and restaurants, and pocketing money from a school fundraiser.

McGrath was once a Philadelphia police officer before becoming a principal, according to his lawyer.

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