ALBION, NY (WGRZ) -- A nun who stole money from two churches in Orleans County is going to jail.
Sister Mary Anne Rapp will spend the next 90 days in jail for
stealing about $128,000 from St. Mark Church in Kendall and St. Mary
Rapp is also sentenced to five years probation, 100 hours of
community service and will have to pay back the full amount stolen from
Rapp spoke in court Monday morning stating she took the money because of a gambling addiction.
Sister Edith Wyss, provincial minister for the 133 members of the
Sisters of St. Francis of Penance and Christian Charity, issued this
statement regarding Sister Mary Anne Rapp's sentencing Monday.
"Despite the enormous support that Sister Mary Anne received from
friends, parishioners and her religious community, her proactive
approach to her recovery and her involvement in meaningful ministry, the
judge determined that she deserved jail time. We feel great empathy for
the two church communities affected by her actions. Sister Mary Anne is
a member of our community and we will continue to help and support
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