California Nun Pleads Guilty To Stealing Over $800k, Gambling It In Vegas

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A retired nun from California is facing the consequences for her shady activity to fund a life of fun.

Mary Margaret Kreuper, a 79-year-old retired nun who served as principal at St. James Catholic School in Torrance, admitted to stealing more than $800,000 from the catholic school.

The 79-year-old stole the money from the elementary school over the course of a decade from 2008 to 2018.

Kreuper used the money to pay for gambling in Las Vegas, according to the New York Daily News.

As a result of her activity, Kreuper is facing one count of wire fraud and one count of money laundering — which carries a maximum 40-year sentence in prison.

The school did not want to pursue charges, but the feds had a different idea of how to handle the situation.

From the report:

While the Church decided not to press charges, the feds investigated anyway because theft is not only a crime against God, but a crime against man. Kreuper pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud and one count of money laundering, the Justice Department said.

You know what they say: it’s always the ones you expect the least.

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