The principal of Holy Cross High School in Delran was suspended without pay last week after a preliminary audit showed "numerous financial irregularities" in certain accounts he oversaw exclusively, said officials from the Diocese of Trenton.
Joseph Lemme, who was hired four years ago, will remain on indefinite leave until a more comprehensive audit has been performed, said diocesan spokeswoman Rayanne Bennett.
Officials would not elaborate on the irregularities, and stopped short of saying that money is missing.
"The preliminary audit yielded some serious concerns and violations of policies regarding the handling and accounting of money," Bennett said. "The accounts in question represent a very small portion of the budget."