Before the complaint was filed with police this summer, the church hired an independent firm to review records, according to a statement issued by the church.
“During a recent parish assessment project, a possible misappropriation of church funds by a church employee was discovered. In consultation with the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City, an independent CPA firm was retained to conduct a review of certain books and records of the church to ascertain what had actually happened. While the CPA firm's review was limited to certain accounts and records of the church, it did confirm the misuse of church funds,” according to an email statement issued in July.
No one answered the church phone Monday evening, and Coyle's attorney was not available for comment.