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$500,000 Stolen: Nuns Arrested

Posted by Marketing on December 17, 2018

According to court documents and and extensive story in the Los Angeles Times, two California Nuns were arrested for embezzling over $500,000 from the Catholic School they worked at. nuns-arrested

The Nuns were accused of stealing the money in part to fuel their gambling trips to Las Vegas NV. 

According to the Los Angeles Times article, Sisters Mary Margaret Kreuper and Lana Chang admitted to the crime. 

All the while, Kreuper and her vice principal, Sister Lana Chang, spoke openly about trips they’d taken to Las Vegas and Lake Tahoe, parents said. The nuns lived together for years in a townhouse in a gated Torrance neighborhood and pulled up to campus in separate Volvos. Chang, they explained, had wealthy relatives who provided for them

In truth, the pair had been stealing from their students’ tuition checks, fees and fundraisers for at least 10 years, school officials and auditors told parents at a raucous meeting at St. James Church in Redondo Beach this month.

Kreuper and Chang, they said, diverted at least $500,000 into a long-overlooked church bank account that they used to cover their expenses. Auditors working with the Archdiocese of Los Angeles said that figure probably will rise as the internal investigation continues, because the bank only had records dating back to 2012. The account was opened in 1997.


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