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posted: 3/1/2013 5:33 PM

Business manager accused of stealing from Rosary High School

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An Aurora man has been accused of stealing more than $45,000 from Rosary High School when he was its business manager last year.

Kevin J. Carew, of the 2500 block of Dickens Court, turned himself in to Aurora police Thursday. He posted $4,000 bond.

Carew, 35, is charged with theft and theft by deception, both felonies.

Michele Salerno, assistant principal at the Catholic school, said school officials "discovered improprieties in the business office" the Friday before Labor Day weekend and he was terminated the day after Labor Day.

Aurora police started investigating in September, the Kane County State's Attorney's Office authorized the charges Feb. 24, and a judge issued an arrest warrant Thursday.

The Rosary community "should be assured that we took all measures to safeguard" the school's finances, Salerno said.

Aurora police said that between June and August of 2012, Carew cashed checks and made unauthorized withdrawals from the school's bank account, and used the money for personal expenses.

Carew is due to appear in Kane County court at 9 a.m. March 14.

Salerno said the school's insurance company has reimbursed the missing money.

She was not sure how long Carew had worked for the school.

"It's sad," Salerno said. "But we are focusing this year on all the things we have to be grateful for," as the school is celebrating its 50th anniversary.

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