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Niles man accused of stealing from church

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NILES, Ohio -

A Niles man was secretly indicted by the Trumbull County grand jury on Friday accused of stealing nearly $100,000 from his parish, Our Lady of Mount Carmel.

Fifty-eight-year-old Michael Marrara, who was in charge of church maintenance, was fired in 2012.

He allegedly racked up $97,000 in charges on a church issued Sam's Club credit card.

Marrara used the card to pay for his daughter's college tuition, cell phones for himself and his family and swimming pool supplies among other things.

Marrara is a Niles city employee. He's being held in the Trumbull County jail.

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