Nuns stole cash to gamble
Two nuns stole at least half a million dollars from a private Catholic school to go on gambling trips, the Archdiocese of California says. Parents of pupils at St James School in Torrance alleged that Sister Mary Kreuper, the head teacher, and Sister Lana Chang, her deputy, often visited Las Vegas. ‘‘When the trips were raised, they would say, ‘We’ve got a rich uncle’,’’ said Jack Alexander, the father of a student at the school. A lawyer for the archdiocese said it would not contact the police because the order had agreed to refund the money and ‘‘severely sanction’’ the nuns.