John C. McGrath, 57, former principal at a Maple Glen Catholic school, recently admitted to felony charges that he embezzled upward of $25,000 in school funds between May 2020 and October 2021.
McGrath was the principal at Our Lady of Mercy Regional Catholic School in the Maple Glen section of Upper Dublin. He faces a sentence of three years’ probation and a requirement to make full restitution after he’s sentenced.
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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