A retired Los Angeles nun -- who took a vow of poverty – has agreed to plead guilty to embezzling more than $835,000 from a Catholic elementary school. Mary Margaret Kreuper, 79, faces up to 40 years in prison for the crime, which she reportedly committed while working as the principal of St. James Catholic School in Torrance, police say.
Kreuper used the money to “pay for expenses that the order would not have approved … including large gambling expenses incurred at casinos and certain credit card charges,” according to court documents. The ex-nun has also been accused of ordering employees to change or destroy financial records in an effort to cover her tracks, prosecutors say.
Kreuper is due to be arraigned on July 1st. Does this mean Kreuper's entire time as a nun was a lie? How does a nun justify doing something like this?