Two nuns who worked as academics received’t be charged over claims they embezzled $500,000 from an bankrupt college to comment on line casino journeys.
Final week, St. James Catholic College in Torrance, California introduced Sister Margaret Kreuper and Sister Lana Chang ‘have been endangered within a private use of a substantial apportion of expertise funds.’
Each nuns have been former college workers – Kreuper was a principal and Change was a tutor – with a span revelation mom and father a varsity was operative on a shoestring finances, officers and oldsters sensitive a Every day Breeze.
However an counsel for a varsity claimed a sisters had blown among a large sum on personification journeys, saying: ‘We do know that they’d a representation of function journeys, we do know they’d a representation of going to casinos, and a law is, they used a comment as their private account.’
Authorities have been sloping off to a pair’s purported burglary after a church carried out a slight review brazen of Kreuper’s retirement after 28 years on a college.
Kreuper incited ‘very shaken and unequivocally anxious’ concerning a financial analysis and requested employees to change mercantile data, a monsignor, Michael Meyers stated.
Meyers sensitive an archdiocese inside auditor that ‘one thing was off’ and an just debate auditor was introduced in for a deeper evaluation.
That’s when auditors found a ‘lengthy forgotten’ church checking comment that only Kreuper and Chang knew about.
Kreuper, who dealt with a varsity’s fee checks, had been depositing a apportionment of a checks into a pivotal comment for as most as 10 years – endorsing a again with ‘St. James Convent,’ as a surrogate of a central ‘St. James College,’ pretension auditors stated.
‘When (the auditor) was vocalization to Sister Mary Margaret, she did acknowledge that she had been holding all a cash, in sequence that’s not a query.’ Meyers stated.
The interior analysis detected that a nuns had been utilizing a immeasurable infancy of a money for ‘private achieve.’
Following a investigation, a archdiocese introduced that they’d not press costs – yet a nuns have been separated to totally different, apart convents.
Archdiocese counsel Marge Graf sensitive angry mom and father that a choice was done as a outcome of a nuns’ order, a Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, concluded to repay a whole apportion allegedly embezzled and levy ‘extreme sanctions’ on a pair.
Nevertheless, a cackle of fogeys are considering entrance collectively as a angry arise to Torrance military themselves in an try and prosecute a nuns.
‘We have been an ATM, and folks sense it they customarily received’t ask for justice,’ Jack Alexander, one of many mom and father, sensitive a South California information group.
‘They’re creation an try to seize cash, not get justice.’ he stated.
To date, prosecutors settled they haven’t been offering with a box from Torrance police.