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Former College Accountant Indicted On Embezzlement Charges

January 14, 1988

WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) _ The former chief accountant at Holy Cross College has been charged with embezzling more than $200,000 from the Jesuit liberal arts school.

Vito W. Yankus, 58, was indicted Tuesday by a Worcester County grand jury on four counts of larceny over $100 in the embezzlement, which occurred from 1983 through 1986, said District Attorney John J. Conte. No arraignment date was set.

Yankus would not comment on the indictments, said his wife, Leonora.

The indictment stemmed from an investigation by state police in cooperation with officials from Holy Cross and Shawmut Worcester County National Bank, the prosecutor said, declining to elaborate.

Yankus left the college in 1986 after working about 10 years in its financial offices, said Holy Cross spokesman Julian Plaisted, who refused to disclose the circumstances of Yankus’ departure.

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