Two former Lewiston nuns charged with embezzlement
Two nuns who both taught at what’s now known as All Saints Catholic School have been charged with embezzling.
The school was called St. Stanislaus Catholic School during their time here in the LC Valley.
Sister Mary Margaret Kreuper was the principal from 1970-1981. Sister Lana Chang taught second grade from 1971 to 1976.
The nuns are suspected of taking money from their school in Torrance, California, and going to Las Vegas to gamble.
Administrators sent a letter to parents and guardians stating, the Torrance Police Department was alerted when a financial review showed they were missing money. One of the nuns had recently retired. The letter said the two sisters express deep remorse. They asked for prayers and forgiveness.
The nuns belong to The Sisters of St. Joseph of Crondelet in California.
The Archdiocese of Los Angeles intend to file a criminal complaint with the Torrance Police Department.
A spokesperson for the order said they will not defend the actions of their sisters, what happened is wrong, and their sisters take full responsibility.
The two sisters have been removed from homes and now have been placed in a religious house under the supervision of community leadership. They have also been removed from all public ministry.