LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — Police say an ex-employee at a central Kentucky abbey run by an order of Catholic monks has been indicted on charges that he stole more than $1 million from the institution.
Police say accountant John Hutchins began diverting money in 2008 from an account at the Abbey of Gethsemani near Bardstown.
Nelson County Sheriff's Detective Jason Allison says Hutchins and his wife, Carrie, were indicted by a grand jury Wednesday on multiple counts of felony theft over and under $10,000 and unlawful access to a computer among other charges.
Luke Morgan, an attorney for John Hutchins, had no comment on the indictments Wednesday. Morgan says the couple will plead not guilty.
The Trappist monks at the 166-year-old abbey take vows of silence. The abbey says Hutchins has been fired.