(HorizonPost.com) – A school principal is there to maintain discipline and support the teachers and students, but every so often, they go off track and end up in trouble with the law. Such is the case with a woman in charge of an elementary/middle academy in Torrance, California. But, there’s a twist to the story — it was at the St. James Catholic School, and the one in charge was a nun.
Despite her vow of poverty, nun stole more than $835,000 from a Catholic school, prosecutors saidhttps://t.co/UBFdorVK2C
— Michelle Boorstein (@mboorstein) June 9, 2021
Between 2008 and her retirement in 2018, Sister Mary Margaret Kreuper allegedly diverted tuition and contributions made to the school into her own account — in excess of $835,000. Not only did she jump right past “thou shalt not steal,” she reportedly used the money meant for children’s education to pay off credit card debt and for placing bets during her casino trips.
According to the Washington Post, her lawyers said “as soon as she was confronted she accepted full responsibility for what she had done,” for which she faces up to 40 years in prison. To be sure, police stations and courtrooms are likely among the last places she ever considered making her confessions.
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