A Roman Catholic nun with a gambling addiction has pleaded guilty to stealing nearly $130,000 from two parishes in rural western New York state.
US nun admits taking $128,000 for gambling spree
ALBION, New York // A Roman Catholic nun with a gambling addiction has pleaded guilty to stealing nearly $130,000 from two parishes in rural western New York state.
The Daily News of Batavia reports that 68-year-old Sister Mary Anne Rapp pleaded guilty Monday in Orleans County Court to grand larceny. She admits she stole the money from St Mary's Church in Holley and St Mark's Church in Kendall from March 2006 to April 2011.
Rapp faces up to six months in jail when she's sentenced July 1. She'll also be required to pay restitution that would be worked out at a later date.
Rapp was arrested in November after discrepancies were found during an audit.
Investigators said she stole the money to feed a gambling addiction and spent the money at western New York casinos.