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Innocent-Looking Nun Admits She Stole Over $800,000 from School to Fund Gambling Habit, Credit Card Charges

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One Los Angeles nun proves that even members of the church can succumb to the vices of gambling and thievery.

After stealing more than $800,000 to pay for her gambling habit, Mary Margaret Kreuper agreed to plead guilty to one count of wire fraud and one count of money laundering on Tuesday, according to The Associated Press.

Kreuper admitted to stealing about $835,000 in donations, tuition and fees over the span of a decade during her 28-year tenure as principal of St. James Catholic School in suburban Los Angeles.

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The 79-year-old nun “controlled accounts at a credit union, including a savings account for the school and one established to pay the living expenses of the nuns employed by the school,” according to the U.S. attorney’s office.

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What’s worse? This nun who neglected her vow of poverty also admitted to using a portion of the money to pay for personal expenses including credit card charges and “large gambling expenses incurred at casinos,” the attorney’s office added.

But this sister’s unlawfulness — and her sin — won’t come without a price.

The AP reported that Kreuper’s actions could land her up to 40 years in federal prison.

A statement provided by Kreuper’s attorneys hinted at the retired principal’s mental health as a potential reason for her criminal activity.

“Unfortunately, later in her life she has been suffering from a mental illness that clouded her judgment and caused her to do something that she otherwise would not have done,” the statement said. “She is very sorry for any harm she has caused.”

Kreuper has reportedly been cooperating with law enforcement, as well as the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Los Angeles.

Her gamble with the truth proved to be a loss in the long run. But her actions also prove that, at the end of the day, nuns, monks and people of the clergy are still human. They still fall victim to the same sin and vices as everyone else.

Of course, her poor decisions are now coming back to haunt her, and the metaphorical stain this leaves on the church is unignorable.

Christians are expected to set an example of diligence and righteousness. When a nun sworn to the service of the church neglects her vows, it inadvertently reflects on the entire religious community as well.

We cannot blame the church for the actions of one woman, nor can we say her actions are representative of other church members. But we also can’t brush off Kreuper’s corrupt practices. Abusing one’s position and stealing are never actions Christians should aim to emulate.

Kreuper’s case reiterates two necessary truths: Looks can be deceiving and sin is inescapable for any human living in today’s fallen world.

This sister has already confessed to her sins, and now she’ll pay her penance. But members of the church would do well to learn from her predicament — imitating, instead, the one who was without sin.

This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.

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Tyranny: Concerned Parents Arrested After School Board Cuts Off Comments on Trans, CRT Policies

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Two Virginia parents protesting critical race theory and transgender policy proposals at their children’s schools were arrested Tuesday during a meeting of the Loudoun County School Board. The public comment session was held so parents could voice their concerns over the teaching of CRT as well as a new policy on “transgender and gender-expansive students.” Instead, the board ended the meeting midway and two parents were arrested. Two arrests made at the Loudoun County, Virginia school board meeting after it was declared an unlawful assembly and some parents here to protest against critical race theory and a transgender policy refused to leave right away #CriticalRaceTheory pic.twitter.com/dsZDrqJ0Gp — Gabriella Borter (@gabriellaborter) June 22, 2021 A total of 259 people had signed up to offer public comments, but the meeting was shut down after just 51 had spoken, according to Fox News. Ian Prior, a father of two students and a spokesman for the parent advocacy group Fight for Schools, slammed the board for refusing to allow parents to have a say in how their children are educated on controversial topics such as critical race theory and transgenderism. Prior told Fox News that it’s imperative for parents to “get a seat at the table” to help shape what their children learn in the classroom. Otherwise, schools become vehicles for the mass brainwashing of children with destructive left-wing propaganda. https://youtu.be/AntKpOTq0Fc The brouhaha at the Loudoun County School Board meeting came after former Republican state Sen. Dick Black slammed the board for suspending teacher Tanner Cross in May for stating at a school board meeting that he doesn’t believe “a biological boy can be a girl and vice-versa.” Two weeks ago, a judge ordered Cross’ school to reinstate him, saying his statements were constitutionally protected free speech under the First Amendment. After…

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Confirmed: Disguised Leftists Infiltrated Trump Crowd on Jan. 6, Said They Told FBI How to Infiltrate MAGA

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Recently released videos prove what conservatives have been saying for months now: Trump supporters were not the only ones at the Capitol on Jan. 6. Two leftists infiltrated the Jan. 6 mob that stormed the Capitol and later said they told the FBI how to “infiltrate Trump rallies.” The two men are Walter Masterson and Peter Scattini and a quick look skim through their respective Twitter feeds shows that they are, indeed, leftists. It’s been stoked by the media & by the president. It goes beyond institutional distrust & disgust. So many are painting these protestors as a monolith, when in reality it was an amalgam of families, business owners & anarchists who believed they were fighting for “their” America — Peter Scattini (@jpscattini) January 7, 2021 COVID Nurse at the MAGA Rally does not believe in wearing a mask. pic.twitter.com/1SvKyFpPCf — Walter Masterson (@waltermasterson) December 13, 2020 Multiple videos on Scattini’s YouTube channel show him and Masterson — disguised as reporters from One America News Network — asking questions to a number of Trump supporters outside the Capitol on Jan. 6. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v6uCSMnHO7w&t=1556s An additional video blog posted on Feb. 17 features Scattini explaining how FBI agents approached the two men after their Jan. 6 stunt. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WajJZZfoLXg “They introduced themselves as two agents of the FBI and one officer of the NYPD and asked if they could come inside and, of course, we said yes,” Scattini said. “We talked to them for about an hour, we are not in any trouble, but that was super weird.” “Walter is giving them tips on how to infiltrate Trump rallies.” This lines up with a recent assertion made by Fox News personality Tucker Carlson that the FBI had agents on the inside during the Jan. 6 incursion. “Strangely, some of the key people who…

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