Former Winona and La Crosse Diocese employee stole more than $83K

This is apparently becoming a trend
WINONA — A former employee of the Catholic Diocese of Winona faces multiple felony charges after authorities say she stole more than $80,000 from the organization.

Rose Anne Hammes, 55, now of Kansas City, Mo., made her first appearance earlier this month in Winona County District Court, where she's been charged with four counts of theft by swindle.

Hammes was released on her own recognizance and is due back in court Jan. 10.

The investigation began in March 2016, when officials with the diocese contacted Winona police.

Hammes worked for the diocese from April 2004 to August 2010, when she moved to Kansas, then Missouri. She came to the attention of the church officials when they learned she'd been charged with theft from her Kansas employer — the Archdiocese of Kansas City.
 And then it gets weird.
Hammes started her career in the Diocese of La Crosse as a writer and advertising saleswoman for the diocesan newspaper in 1985 — the same year her father was murdered in a Wisconsin church.

William Hammes, a custodian at St. Patrick's Church in Onalaska, Wis., was killed Feb. 7, 1985, when Bryan Stanley walked into the church and opened fire with a shotgun. Also killed that day were Ferdinand Roth Sr., a parish lay minister, and the Rev. John Rossiter, the parish priest.
full article Roch Post-Bulletin

I don't know her but I suspect some of the locals do.

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