Two nuns who worked as lecturers received’t be charged over claims they embezzled $500,000 from an bankrupt expertise to comment on line casino journeys.
Final week, St. James Catholic College in Torrance, California introduced Sister Margaret Kreuper and Sister Lana Chang ‘had been endangered within a private use of a substantial apportion of college funds.’
Each nuns had been former expertise workers – Kreuper was a principal and Change was a instructor – with a span revelation father and mom a varsity was operative on a shoestring finances, officers and oldsters educated a Day by day Breeze.
However an authorised veteran for a varsity claimed a sisters had blown a series of 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 had 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 faculty.
Kreuper grew to turn ‘very shaken and unequivocally anxious’ concerning a financial weigh and requested workers to change mercantile data, a monsignor, Michael Meyers stated.
Meyers educated an archdiocese inside auditor that ‘one thing was off’ and an unprejudiced debate auditor was introduced in for a deeper evaluate.
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 an choice 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 weigh detected that a nuns had been utilizing a immeasurable infancy of a money for ‘private acquire.’
Following a investigation, a archdiocese introduced that they’d not press costs – yet a nuns had been separated to totally different, apart convents.
Archdiocese counsel Marge Graf educated angry father and mom that a choice was done as a outcome of a nuns’ order, a Sisters of St. Joseph of Carondelet, concluded to repay all a apportion allegedly embezzled and levy ‘extreme sanctions’ on a pair.
Nonetheless, a cackle of fogeys are considering entrance collectively as a angry get together to Torrance military themselves in an try to prosecute a nuns.
‘We had been an ATM, and folks sense it they customarily received’t ask for justice,’ Jack Alexander, one of many father and mom, educated a South California information group.
‘They’re creation an try to seize cash, not get justice.’ he stated.
Up to now, prosecutors settled they haven’t been offering with a box from Torrance police.