Statement: Catholic Charities Employee

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Catholic Charities of Boston – Official Statement
March 1, 2018

On Thursday, March 1 Catholic Charities of Boston was contacted at 9:15 am by the FBI concerning their arrest that morning of an individual employed in our Peabody Child Care Center. The employee in question was immediately placed on leave.

The FBI has assured us that the charges do not involve any activity in his role at Catholic Charities but concern alleged threats against a political figure.

As a matter of background, Catholic Charities processed the appropriate background checks when the employee was hired. We are cooperating fully with the FBI and commend them for their vigilance in immediately contacting and prioritizing the safety of this agency, our employees, and those we serve. 

Please contact Kathryn Dunford (617) 308-3176 or at with any questions or concerns.