A nun in California pled responsible in a US District Court after being accused of stealing greater than $835,000 from a Catholic college to fund her playing habits.
Sister Mary Margaret Kreuper was dealing with one rely of wire fraud and one rely of cash laundering, in response to a report from the New York Post. The 79-year-old entered a responsible plea on Tuesday as a part of a take care of prosecutors within the Central District of California.
Kreuper used her place as principal of St. James Catholic School in Torrance to embezzle $835,339 from the varsity. She used the funds to “pay for expenses that the order would not have approved, much less paid for, including large gambling expenses incurred at casinos and certain credit card charges,” in response to courtroom paperwork.
She served as the varsity’s principal for 28 years and ran the rip-off for a 10-year interval between 2008-2018. Kreuper retired in 2018.
As principal, Kreuper was chargeable for charitable donations, in addition to funds acquired to cowl tuition prices and different charges. She was in command of a number of accounts at an area credit score union that have been used as a financial savings account for the varsity and one other that paid for the dwelling bills of all of the nuns employed by it.
She reportedly diverted college funds into the 2 accounts on the credit score union, whereas diverting money to pay for her journeys to Las Vegas casinos.
Kreuper is due again in courtroom to be arraigned on July 1.