Nun pleads guilty to embezzling $850,000 from Catholic college
March 10, 2011
Sister Marie Thornton, former vice president of finance at Iona College in New York, has pled guilty to embezzling $850,000 from the college between 1999 and 2009.
“She abused her access to cook the books and line her own pockets,” said US Attorney Preet Bharara. Prosecutors charged that Sister Thornton used much of the stolen money for gambling.
- Nun admits embezzling $850,000 from NY college (Wall Street Journal)
- Nun admits embezzling $850K from Iona College (Journal News)
- Nun Accused of Embezzling $850,000 From College, Then Gambling It Away in Atlantic City (FoxNews)
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Posted by: Minnesota Mary -
Mar. 10, 2011 5:29 PM ET USA
How does a nun get addicted to gambling? Or does the addict become a nun to gain access to money for gambling? I'd like to know more about this woman and the process of her becoming a nun.
Posted by: AgnesDay -
Mar. 10, 2011 1:59 PM ET USA
This is one of those stories that make you want to weep. The tragedy of it outweighs the anger.