Two nuns have been caught red-handed stealing $500,000 from a Catholic school so that they could go on gambling trips in Las Vegas. What are the betting odds on this? Slim to nun.
Sister Mary Kreuper and Sister Lana Chang embezzled large amounts of cash from the St James Catholic School near Los Angeles to spend to bankroll their lavish trips to Sin City. A routine audit by the Archdiocese of Los Angeles discovered that half a million dollars was missing from the St James’ Catholic School’s budget. They were able to catch the culprits — two elderly nuns who had worked at the school for decades. God works in mysterious ways.
Sister Mary Margaret Kreuper was the principal of the school for 29 years until she retired last summer. Her best friend, Sister Lana Chang, also worked as a teacher at the school until her retirement this year. This was after a decade of operating their nunprofit organization under the nose of the church.
The pair stole funds from a banking account that held tuition fees and donations over a 10-year period. The holy rollers said they had “deep remorse” over stealing money that was intended for school children. You’d imagine that the nuns would be 86’d from the church, but the St James Catholic Church did not assist authorities with their investigation and they would file no criminal charges against the Sisters. Sister Act 3 looks lit.
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Monsignor Michael Meyers wrote a letter to parishioners of St James Catholic Church: “Sister Mary Margaret and Sister Lana have expressed to me and asked that I convey to you, the deep remorse they each feel for their actions and ask for your forgiveness and prayers. The Sisters of St. Joseph both desire and intend to make complete restitution to St. James School. Our community is concerned and saddened by this situation and regret any injury to our long relationship with the families of the school.” Nobody noticed Sister Mary and Sister Lana taking long weekends every month and coming back stinking of Macallan and disappointment?
These are not the nuns on the run from the story, but who is to say that these nuns didn’t embezzle money to finance their beer and baseball habit?
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