Woman Arrested For Embezzling $180,000 From Parent Committee At Saint Ignatius High School

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April 5, 2016

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WOMAN ARRESTED FOR EMBEZZLING $180,000 FROM PARENT COMMITTEE AT SAINT IGNATIUS HIGH SCHOOL

SAN FRANCISCO – Today, District Attorney George Gascón announced that Cynthia Mauer, age 52, of Pacifica, CA, was arrested for the alleged theft and embezzlement of over $180,000 from a parent-run volunteer committee at Saint Ignatius High School, a private high school in San Francisco.  Mauer was arraigned today in San Francisco Superior Court.

“Stealing from a school is a betrayal of the students and community who trusted her,” said District Attorney George Gascón.  “The idea that someone would use a position of trust to steal money, that is used to help children, is deplorable.”

According to court documents, from 2007 to 2012, Mauer co-chaired a committee responsible for organizing Grad Night, an annual celebration for graduating students from Saint Ignatius.  Court documents allege that Mauer controlled the committee’s bank account and stole over $180,000 from the account between September 2007 and February 2012.  She has been charged with six counts of grand theft and six counts of embezzlement, all felonies.

The arrest of Mauer is the result of an extensive investigation by San Francisco Police Inspector Robert Steger.  San Francisco Assistant District Attorney Theis Finlev is prosecuting the case.