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By Reuters Staff
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(Detail of Michelangelo's Judgment Day fresco Christ the Judge, and the Virgin at the Vatican's Sistine Chapel)

Gambling Catholic nun accused of embezzling $850,000 (updated)

By Reuters Staff
December 10, 2010

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A nun with a fondness for gambling trips to Atlantic City was accused of embezzling more than $850,000 from a suburban Catholic college where she oversaw the school’s finances, officials said on Friday.