Nun Charged With Embezzling $1.2M From Iona College

December 10, 2010

Sister Marie E. Thornton, a nun who formerly was the top financial officer at Iona College, has been charged with embezzling $1.2 million from the college by allegedly turning in false invoices and submitting credit card bills for personal expenses, The Journal News reported. She was known on campus as "Sister Susie" and surrendered to authorities Thursday. The New York Post is having a field day with the story (its headline is "Take the $$ & nun" and lead sentence is "Talk about a really bad habit.") The newspaper also noted that she entered a plea of not guilty and that her lawyer said: "We think the case will be resolved in a manner fair to all the parties involved."

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