(Redondo Beach, CA) -- Two nuns are responsible for misappropriating a large amount of money from a Southern California Catholic school, according to the monsignor of St. James Catholic Church. The monsignor wrote in a letter to parishioners that Sister Mary Margaret Kreuper and Sister Lana Chang were found to have used funds, thought to be up to 500-thousand-dollars, set aside for use at the St. James Catholic School in Redondo Beach.
The information was uncovered by an internal investigation, but the church and archdiocese have chosen not to press for criminal charges. They say as the sisters are still in the order, restitution and punishment will be handled from within. No one else was implicated in the alleged thefts.