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Holy Roller: Sister Mary Anne Rapp, alleged "gambling nun," admits stealing $128K from N.Y. churches

Sister Mary Anne Rapp, right, has pleaded guilty to stealing nearly $130,000 from two rural western New York parishes.
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(CBS/AP) ALBION, N.Y. - Sister Mary Anne Rapp, a Roman Catholic nun with a gambling habit, has pleaded guilty to stealing nearly $130,000 from two rural western New York parishes.

The Daily News of Batavia reports that the 68-year-old 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.

According to CBS affiliate WIVB, Rapp has served as a nun for nearly 50 years and served in both churches were the money was taken.

Rapp was arrested in November after discrepancies were found during an audit. She was reportedly placed on administrative leave.

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.

Investigators said she stole the money to feed a gambling addiction and spent the money at western New York casinos.

  • Crimesider Staff

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