Sisters of St. Joseph

Iona Nun Accused Of Embezzlement Pleads Not GuiltyA Catholic nun who ran Iona College's finances embezzled more than $850,000 and spent it on herself, federal prosecutors said Friday. Sister Marie Thornton was arrested Thursday and pleaded not guilty in federal court in Manhattan.
Iona: Nun Embezzled $800,000 From CollegeThere was embezzlement and embarrassment at a local Catholic college on Wednesday. The school is reeling from a major theft, apparently at the hands of well-known nun who used to run the school's finances.