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Nebraska nun paroled after serving 3 years for theft from archdiocese

Catholic World News - January 21, 2010

A Nebraska nun who was convicted in 2006 of stealing over $250,000 from the Omaha archdiocese has been granted parole. Sister Barbara Markey, who confessed that she stole the money to support a gambling habit, will be given a position at Creighton University, where she will not have access to funds.

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  • Posted by: extremeCatholic - Jan. 22, 2010 12:27 AM ET USA

    I would not be so quick to judge that "less than two months in prison" was "ridiculous" [i.e. too harsh]. It is likely to have helped focus the sister's mind on the gravity of her crime, atone for it, and deter others. I think it is a scandal that she used her status as a sister to obtain a deal that other convicts would not be able to. It should be equal justice under law.

  • Posted by: Wild Bill - Jan. 21, 2010 8:15 PM ET USA

    ATTN: Rusty Reno, keep your hand on you wallet at all times.

  • Posted by: andrewjv - Jan. 21, 2010 7:16 PM ET USA

    Thanks be to God! It was ridiculous that she was sent to prison in the first place. There should have been some other sort of arrangement such as community service by day and house arrest by night but not prison. Even the prosecutor was surprised when Sister Barbara was sentenced to hard time.

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