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Gambling-Addicted Nun Accused of Stealing $128k!

Tags: addiction, casino, gambling, nun, poker, Sister Mary Anne Rapp.
Posted on 06 November 2012 by "T".

Sister Mary Anne Rapp, a nun in Orleans County, N.Y. was ordered to court last Monday. Reason? She is being accused of stealing $128,000 from two churches between 2006 and 2010. According to The Buffalo News, the authorities believe the money was spent gambling. According to another news site, Rapp has spent 9 1/2 months receiving in-patient treatment for a gambling addiction and is still in recovery, but she still faces a criminal charge of grand larceny following her thefts from St. Mary and St. Mark congregations.

"This is a difficult time for all of us," Sister Edith Wyss, a minister who knows the defendant, told the Associated Press, "especially those of us who have lived and worked with Sister Mary Anne for her nearly 50 years in our community."


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11 comments for "Gambling-Addicted Nun Accused of Stealing $128k! "

 nipitiri306/11/2012 13:51:29 GMT
oo welll priests like little boys and nuns like to gamble ...... ya sure donate ya money to church
 fcumred06/11/2012 14:03:20 GMT
You would have thought a little prayer or two may have helped her along the way and then she would have won and not needed to steal..
 Fakiry06/11/2012 14:42:24 GMT
She belongs to that community for over 50 years and still she was able to get to know the game, actually start playing it till the point of becoming addicted and start stealing to keep playing: what a story. I guess there’s nothing wrong in having a group of nuns playing poker for fun on their leisure time, but getting to the point committing crimes is bad everywhere and gets another dimension for being a nun, with all the religious factors, leaving everyone with that feeling “how could she made that sin?” It’s more than that, it’s a crime anywhere, at least in nowadays democratic societies among the base of the pyramid.
 RoninHarper06/11/2012 22:19:14 GMT
Well Hello,
What happons to people when there told you cant do this or that?
Hmmm... let me see prohabition did not work in the USA in the early 20's. They have actual documentation which shows more people became alcoholics during the prohabition then ever before.
Well nun's are told they are not to drink, smoke, or have sex. People get bored and frustrated and I guess playing cards was ok in Sister Mary Anne's little corner of the world. I mean one can only prey so much till it gets boring and tiresome always being ignored by the big guy.
I think having a direct conection to God while gambling should give people an edge but I guess she wasn't listening to being told it was time to fold em and walk away.
 damosk06/11/2012 23:08:39 GMT
what a fantastic story. did she carry out her gambling in live games at the bookies or casino or did she do it online? did she wear her nuns habit when shenturned up and did it not open thendoor formsome questions about where she got her money from? it was only a matter of time before someone said, "were having NUN of this anymore!"
 Meher12307/11/2012 08:25:15 GMT
Ha Ha One funny story , So much of bindings and religious lessons and she ends up with gambling but that is not bad untill you get to know that she losses all of it lmao, Gambling addiction is bad when you loose big. Lord have Mercy on the NuN
 SirPoncho07/11/2012 14:29:11 GMT
sounds like erick lindgren ;-P
really funny story,especially with the moral backround and diversity between church and gambling

wondering which stakes she played Blink
 Doarulle08/11/2012 22:11:09 GMT
Very well Mary Anne Rapp, they trust in her and what she does? spend they're money on gambling ;o if she won $500.000 from $128.000 she was a hero for all... but she loses and now go to jail :X awesome, she can gambling her food there All in with 2 potatoes Smile)
 Mysik8608/11/2012 22:17:05 GMT
This is one of the funniest story about poker that I've ever heard Smile What next?
 Greenmohave09/11/2012 00:31:59 GMT
You know it's sad to think anyone no matter what their beliefs love to gamble a little. I guess it's bad though when your a nun and start stealing from the church to support your problem. It's hard for me to think that one can get so addicted to gambling that they become this way. I mean it's not like it's a drug or alcohol as to where you'd go through physical withdraw if you don't have it. WOW!
 Weenie10/11/2012 22:58:01 GMT
Thats one big shame on mankind, that we created in our ill and hopeless mind something that irrational like religion. It created nothing good for us, just evil "in name of God".

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