THE BRONX - A former Bronx Catholic high school principal appeared in court this afternoon for a pretrial hearing after he was charged with forgery and grand larceny.

Former Cardinal Hayes Memorial High School Principal Christopher Keogan is accused of forging $50,000 in money orders from the school and charging personal items to the school?s credit card from 2005 through 2008.

If convicted, Keogan faces up to seven years in prison.

The next trial hearing is expected to begin on Feb. 14, 2012.

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