Tag: theft

Relics of Russian saint, icons stolen

| September 5, 2010 | 0 Comments



MOSCOW — A Russian news agency is reporting that three ancient icons, one of which contained relics of Russia's most venerated saint, have been stolen. RIA Novosti said Sunday that clerics at the St. Trinity church in a Moscow suburb discovered the theft after a service Saturday. It said one of the icons contained fragments […]




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Church secretary gets three years for embezzlement

| August 22, 2010 | 0 Comments



Ann Carson was more than a church secretary. To the members of North Presbyterian Church, she was a friend and confidant. They trusted her with their feelings — and their offerings. Over the past decade, Carson pocketed more than $364,000 of their money. For that, she’ll spend the next three years in prison. “Our church […]




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Suspect in religious relic theft arrested in New Hampshire

| August 22, 2010 | 0 Comments



The suspect in the theft of a religious relic from a Boston church was arrested today on an unrelated warrant in New Hampshire. Vermont State Police said Earl Frost, 34, last of Royalton, was taken into custody without incident at a CVS Pharmacy in Hanover, N.H. Frost is wanted in Vermont on suspicion of possession […]




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DNA solves church theft

| August 19, 2010 | 1 Comment



A homeless man has been accused of stealing money from a downtown La Crosse church after authorities said they traced him to DNA left on the collection box. A priest at the Cathedral of St. Joseph the Workman, 530 Main St., reported $250 to $350 missing from a collection box July 4, according to a […]




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Kennedy, Minn., woman sentenced for church theft

| August 19, 2010 | 0 Comments



A woman who admitted to stealing nearly $30,000 from the Maria Lutheran Church in Kennedy, Minn., was sentenced today to 30 days in jail and 10 years of supervised probation. Margie Holmgren, who was the treasurer of the church, was ordered to pay back the money she embezzled, said Kittson County Deputy Mark Wilwant who […]




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Pastor on trial for theft defended as merely negligent

| August 19, 2010 | 0 Comments



A former pastor accused of stealing more than $1 million from World of Pentecost Church was negligent, not criminal, in handling church finances, his attorney said today. David A. Thompson, who headed the East Side church from 1995 to 2007, will take the witness stand to defend his actions during a trial that is expected […]




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Schoeneck Moravian Church treasurer charged with theft intended to pay back money, according to attorney

| August 17, 2010 | 0 Comments



The Schoeneck Moravian Church treasurer charged with stealing almost $116,000 from his church over three years was financially struggling and hoped to make enough money investing the stolen cash to pay off the church's mortgage, his defense attorney said today. Dennis J. Solt, 60, of the 4600 block of Hillview Drive in Lower Nazareth Township, […]




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Relic of cross, stolen from Boston church, recovered in Vermont

| August 16, 2010 | 0 Comments



A splinter of wood that Catholics consider to be a relic of the cross on which Jesus was crucified and that had been stolen from the Cathedral of the Holy Cross earlier this summer, has turned up in rural Vermont, the Archdiocese of Boston and the Vermont State Police confirmed today. The relic, one of […]




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Pilsen man charged in church donation-box burglaries

| August 14, 2010 | 0 Comments



A Pilsen man with several prior burglary convictions is in jail this weekend after police identified him as a suspect in thefts this spring from two West Side churches' donation boxes — one while a priest was saying Mass. Ruben Pavon Jr., 47, faces three counts of burglary of a place of worship in connection […]




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NC couple accused of using church positions to embezzle $350,000 by writing hundreds of checks

| August 13, 2010 | 0 Comments



MOUNT HOLLY, N.C. (AP) — Authorities say a couple who worked at a Baptist church in North Carolina used their positions to steal more than $350,000 over a three-year period. Multiple media outlets reported Friday that Alan and Linda Roland of Gastonia face four charges, including embezzlement and conspiracy. Officials say Alan Roland worked as […]




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Shrubs Stolen from Buffalo Church

| August 13, 2010 | 0 Comments



BUFFALO, NY: Stolen shrubs are leaving parishoners of a modest East Side church shaking their heads. A thief on a bicycle stole two shrubs from the front of St. Lawrence Catholic Church on Buffalo's East Side. The surveillance video caught the peddling pilferer in the act. The incident happened just after 6:00am Thursday morning. A […]




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Thefts plague Oahu churches

| August 10, 2010 | 1 Comment



A rash of burglaries at Oahu Catholic churches — including car break-ins during Mass — has gotten so bad that some churches are struggling to find enough volunteers to monitor their parking lots, and Our Lady of Perpetual Help Church in Ewa Beach wants to install a second set of security cameras. "They're stealing everything […]




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St. Cloud man who assaulted woman in church indicted in federal court

| August 10, 2010 | 0 Comments



A St. Cloud man was indicted Monday in federal court, accused of not registering as a sex offender and of sexually assaulting a woman in a Kandiyohi County church while not registered. Lindon Roy Knutson, 62, was charged with one count of failing to register as a sex offender and one count of commission of […]




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Pastor seeks return of property stolen from Syracuse church

| August 10, 2010 | 0 Comments



Syracuse, NY — A burglary was discovered Monday evening at a South Salina Street church and the pastor is asking for the community’s help in the return of stolen computers and sound equipment. The break-in at the People’s AME Zion Church, 2306 S. Salina St., was discovered when ministry staff entered the church for a […]




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St. John Parish donations stolen

| August 9, 2010 | 0 Comments



Someone might be helping himself to donations for the poor at St. John R.C. Parish, 1986 Post Road, according to police and Monsignor Frank McGrath, the parish pastor. The parish reported on Wednesday, July 28, an estimated $800 stolen from votive boxes since May. “We noticed a lot less money in the votive boxes and […]




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