80-Year-Old Nun Sentenced To Prison For Gambling Away School Funds

An 80-year-old nun in Los Angeles has been sentenced to a year in prison after she was found guilty of gambling away nearly $1 million in school funds.

Mary Margaret Kreuper, who served as the principal at St. James Catholic School for 28 years, has been found guilty of stealing $835,000 between 2008 and 2018, prosecutors say. She used some of the money to fly to popular gambling cities like Las Vegas and Lake Tahoe, where she satisfied her addiction to gambling, prosecutors say.

Just before she learned of her fate this week in a Los Angeles courtroom, Kreuper expressed remorse over the drawn-out theft. "My actions were in violation of my vows, my commandments, the law, and, above all, the sacred trust that so many had placed in me,” she told the judge.

Has Kreuper undone all the good she did as a nun?

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