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IMPD investigates email fraud at Cathedral High School

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department is investigating a case of fraud at Cathedral High School.

According to the police report, someone used an email posing as the school’s president, who was home sick. In the email, the person requested that $27,000 be moved from the general fund to pay a consulting fee.

The request seemed odd to staff members but the email appeared to be legitimate according to the police report.

After signing off on the check, a staff member called the school’s president about the request only to learn he did not send the email. School employees notified their bank and attempted to stop payment. The bank later discovered the person requesting the check had used an account from Bank of America. The name and address attached to the account were fake.

On Wednesday afternoon, the school released a statement.

“The school was the target of an email scam,” said Cathedral spokeswoman Jan Stanich. “We have notified the authorities and are working through those channels to rectify the situation.”

So far police have made no arrest. If you information call Crime Stoppers at 317-262-8477, or 317-262-TIPS.

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