Sister Mary Margaret Kreuper took a vow of poverty, but she did not seem to grasp the meaning of her words.
You see, the retired nun just plead guilty to a massive embezzlement scheme at St. James Catholic School in Torrance, CA.
For a decade, the last decade of her service, she had been pocketing some extra cash out of the till to feed her gambling habit.
The Associated Press reported, “Kreuper acknowledged diverting money to pay for personal expenses that included credit card charges and ‘large gambling expenses incurred at casinos,’ the U.S. attorney’s office said.”
All in all, she took $835,000, and she now faces as much as 40 years in prison.
Kreuper also had an accomplice during the latter stages of her scheme, recruiting another nun, who also enjoyed a few trips to Las Vegas on the school’s dime.
Of course, the Catholic Church, being as corrupt as it is and always putting the wrongdoings of its members above the law, tried to cover for Kreuper and had no intentions of pressing charges, but the parents at the school immediately pushed back and demanded justice.
Here is the local report…
Source: The Blaze