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Two Longtime Nuns Embezzled $500,000 From Catholic School To Gamble With In Vegas—And The Internet Is Obsessed

Sister Mary Margaret Kreuper and Sister Lana Chang, Roman Catholic nuns from a school in Torrance, California, have admitted to embezzling over $500,000 from the parochial school where they were both employed.

It was during an audit of the finances that it came to light over a period of many years the women were taking money and spending it in part on travel and trips to gambling casinos.

Monsignor Michael Meyers wrote in a statement:

"It is with much sadness that I am informing families of St. James School that an internal investigation has revealed that, over a period of years, Sister Mary Margaret Kreuper and Sister Lana Chang have been involved in the personal use of a substantial amount of School funds.
Sister Mary Margaret and Sister Lana have expressed to me and asked that I convey to you, the deep remorse they each feel for their actions and ask for your forgiveness and prayers. They and their Order pray that you have not lost trust or faith in the educators and administrators of the school."

Sister Mary Margaret was the former principal and Sister Lana taught the eighth grade. Both women retired this year. As the story first broke, the nuns' remorse was enough for the Archdiocese of Los Angeles, but now it seems they will be pressing criminal charges.

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H/T: Huffington Post, CNN