Two nuns steal money over a decade from Catholic school to play in Las Vegas Casinos
While gambling has been good to many players, particularly for the ones that have won millions, it also brings out the worst in some people. There was the good news story of the famous $25,000 pocketed by a fervent opponent of gambling. Other times, however, it is bad news as we see in the story today involving two American nuns accused of embezzlement to play at casinos in Las Vegas. Let's take a closer look in the sections below.
Roughly $500,000 diverted over more than ten years
It was Monday, December 10th that the case came to light. Sister Mary Margaret Keuper, principal of St. James Catholic School in Torrance near Los Angeles, California, and her very good friend Sister Lana Chang, a fourth-grade teacher, had just admitted to misappropriating checks. The value of these checks worked out to about $500.000 over more than ten years. With this money, the two friends had embarked on frequent trips to casinos in Las Vegas.
Following the audit trail after their recent retirement
Everyone knew that they used to go on trips and that they frequented casinos during their holidays. But it was only after an audit was conducted following their recent retirement, that their fraud was detected. The two sisters have now acknowledged the facts with deep regret.