Two California nuns were caught after they were accused of stealing $500,000 from a Catholic school and used the money for vacations and gambling.
Local 10 News reports Sister Mary Margaret Kreuper and Sister Lana Chang of St.James Catholic School used money from the school’s funds to live a life of luxury for the past ten years. Kreuper recently retired as the school’s principal and handled all tuition payments. She also deposited checks into a separate account that she and Chang had access to.
The pair used the money for vacations and gambling at the casino but told parents that the school was on a tight budget.
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Bank records show that Lang and Kreuper would give back some of the stolen money to the school but kept the rest to fund their vacations and gambling trips.
The archdiocese and the church will not file any criminal charges against the nuns after they apologized for their actions.