US Nuns siphon more than $500K from Catholic school for casino trips

It has been revealed through an old cheque that Sister Mary Margret Kreuper stole money from the school to finance their casino visits and foreign trips.

Sister Mary Margaret Kreuper held the position of principal at St James Catholic School, Torrance, California which is a coastal suburb in southwest of Los Angeles.

Kreuper had announced her retirement earlier this year. When a family at the school asked for an old cheque that they had written to St James, it was found that that the money was not deposited in the bank account but in a different bank account.

This raised suspicion over the Principal and it was also reported that Sister Lana Chang helped her in embezzling the money. School officials have told that both the nuns have stolen more than $500,000 from the school. The officials also suggested that both the nuns used the funds for casino visits.

” We do know that they had a pattern of going on trips, we do know they had a pattern of going to casinos, and the reality is, they used the account as their personal account,” Attorney Marge Graf quoted.

It came as a shock for all those who were trying to get over the tragedy of 2014 where an intoxicated woman plowed the people including a 4-year old year boy.

“We feel like we were an ATM and everyone knew that we won’t ask for justice,” said Jack Alexander, a parent at St James. The further information would only be fetched after complete investigations.

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