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    Los Angeles nun to plead guilty to $835,000 school theft used to pay for her gambling habit

    https://abcnews.go.com/US/wireStory/...theft-78161761

    A Los Angeles nun who took a vow of poverty has agreed to plead guilty to federal charges for stealing more than $800,000 to pay for a gambling habit, prosecutors announced Tuesday.

    Mary Margaret Kreuper, 79, of Los Angeles was charged Tuesday with one count of wire fraud and one count of money laundering, the U.S. attorney's office said.

    Prosecutors said that in a plea agreement, also filed Tuesday, the now-retired elementary school principal acknowledged that over a decade ending in 2018, she embezzled about $835,000 in donations, tuition and fee money from St. James Catholic School in the LA suburb of Torrance.

    Kreuper, who was the school principal for 28 years, ?controlled accounts at a credit union, including a savings account for the school and one established to pay the living expenses of the nuns employed by the school," the U.S. attorney's office said.

    In her plea agreement, 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.

    Kreuper could face up to 40 years in federal prison.

    A statement from her attorneys said that Kreuper was ?very remorseful for what happened" and had been cooperating with law enforcement and the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles.

    Kreuper became a nun at 18, said the statement, reported by KNX-AM radio.

    ?Unfortunately, later in her life she has been suffering from a mental illness that clouded her judgment and caused her to do something that she otherwise would not have done," the statement said. ?She is very sorry for any harm she has caused."

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    Are nuns allowed to gamble? That would be so funny to see.


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    Either we had a thread on this or it was mentioned within a thread because I remember it vividly. My drummer's kids go to this school and my band plays their yearly harvest festival. We were joking that they stole the money we helped them raise. It's a huge festival too. Tons of rides and fair food and a huge stage etc.

    I wonder if we'll be playing it this year. It was cancelled last year for obvious reasons.
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    I thought the exact same thing. Poor Brennen Tammons.
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    Per this Heavy article, there are two nuns involved: https://heavy.com/news/2018/12/siste...er-lana-chang/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bewitchingstorm View Post
    Per this Heavy article, there are two nuns involved: https://heavy.com/news/2018/12/siste...er-lana-chang/
    Yep and they went to Vegas together
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    I thought the exact same thing. Poor Brennen Tammons.
    Oh well, back to gum.
    ....or exchanging Puke's wang for spicy nuts.
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    That is too pretty to be shoved up an ass.

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    https://www.cnn.com/2022/02/08/us/nu...son/index.html

    Retired nun who embezzled from school to pay for her gambling habit, sentenced to prison, feds say

    The now-retired nun and former Catholic elementary school principal who admitted to stealing more than $835,000 in school funds for gambling trips and personal expenses was sentenced Monday to 12 months and a day in federal prison, according to federal prosecutors.

    US District Judge Otis D. Wright II also ordered Mary Margaret Kreuper, 80, to pay $825,338 in restitution.

    In July 2021, Kreuper pleaded guilty to one count of wire fraud and one count of money laundering. The US Department of Justice says she was the principal of St. James Catholic School in Torrance, California, for nearly three decades and embezzled $835,339 over a 10-year period.

    In a sentencing recommendation, prosecutors said Kreuper "stole the equivalent of the tuition of 14 different students per year," arguing that the embezzled funds "were intended to further the students' education, not fund (Kreuper's) lifestyle."

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    Damn. With tuition that high it makes you wonder why they needed a harvest fair to raise money in the first place. We played that shit for years for free.
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    That is too pretty to be shoved up an ass.

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    "retired nun..." I guess she kicked the habit.

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    I hope Jesus spanks her with a paddle.
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    I don't have a thousand dollars hanging around to buy a fart in a jar lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DevilzAdvocate View Post
    "retired nun..." I guess she kicked the habit.
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    I hope Jesus spanks her with a paddle.

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    Los Angeles nun to plead guilty to $835,000 school theft used to pay for her gambling habit
    I see what you did there, RBW. I didn't even know they made habits to gamble in.

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    "retired nun..." I guess she kicked the habit.


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    I hope Jesus spanks her with a paddle.
    OMG, water out my nose. Did you go to Catholic school, CC?

    And sorry, these nuns deserve whatever they get. Almost a MILLION dollars!
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