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Holy craps: nun admits she nicked school cash to fund gambling ‘habit’

The former principal faces 40 years for squandering Catholic school’s money at casinos despite her vow of poverty

Derek Francis

A retired California nun has agreed to plead guilty to federal fraud and money laundering charges for stealing more than $835,000 (R11.3m) from a school to pay for personal expenses including gambling trips.

Mary Margaret Kreuper, 79, faces a maximum jail time of 40 years in federal prison for the charges, according to a Tuesday statement from the US attorney's office of the Central District of California.

For a period of 10 years ending in September 2018, Kreuper embezzled money from St James Catholic School, where she worked as principal, the statement said...

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