Fri., 11:50pm: Church employee arrested on embezzlement charge

WARREN A 58-year-old employee in the Niles Sewer Maintenance Department was arrested on the job Friday afternoon on a secret indictment charging him with embezzling $97,000 from a local church.

An indictment against Michael Marrara, of 215 Sayers Ave., accuses him of a fourth-degree felony charge of theft, punishable by up to 18 months in prison.

The indictment also spells out allegations of how Marrara used a Sam’s Club credit card from Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church to make a variety of purchases between June 1, 2008, and Dec. 31, 2012.

Read more in the Saturday Tribune Chronicle.