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Richmond County authorities looking for man in St. Mary on the Hill donation box theft

Thursday, June 5, 2014 7:00 PM
Last updated Friday, June 6, 2014 1:39 PM
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Police are searching for a man wanted for questioning in a theft from St. Mary on the Hill Catholic Church.

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In May, Richmond County sheriff’s deputies were called to the church, 1420 Monte Sano Ave., where they learned money had been removed from the donation boxes for the second time in less than two weeks.

A church employee, who is in charge of emptying the boxes daily, told police surveillance video captured a man kicking the boxes, mounted on brick columns in the lobby, to get the cash.

The boxes, which are labeled “Poor Box” and “Catholic Social Service,” allow members to donate money to the causes.

On Thursday, police released a photo of the man wanted for questioning in the theft. Anyone with information can contact the sheriff’s office at (706) 821-1020 or 821-1080.

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pgapeach2
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pgapeach2 06/05/14 - 07:53 pm
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Some people

Some people have no morals.

Navy Gary
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Navy Gary 06/05/14 - 11:45 pm
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It's getting pretty bad...

It's getting pretty bad when people start stealing from the church. Perhaps it's a product of our robust economy? I mean with all the high paying jobs out there and all the money being donated, maybe the man just thought there was too much cash in the box for the church to handle. All kidding aside, pretty sad....

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Pops 06/06/14 - 07:54 am
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They will get him

Good picture

AFjoe
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AFjoe 06/06/14 - 08:16 am
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Great shot

This is the best photograph I have ever seen off one of those spy cams.
Thought I saw this same guy hanging around a girl scout table awhile back. Also looks like a distant cousin of Mike Huckabee.

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jimmymac 06/06/14 - 08:34 am
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SCUMBAG
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Stealing from church poor boxes will get you a special place in hell. Wonder why it took so long to get the picture out?

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grinder48 06/06/14 - 01:36 pm
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Yep, 'n it ain't like he took money intended to spruce up the church or build a bride's dressing room or some other frivilous thing, he stole money from the two boxes used to collect money for the poor!

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Fiat_Lux 06/06/14 - 04:34 pm
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Ah woo woo!

I would not want to be this man, even without having this picture being posted for all the world to see.

God don't like no thieves, 'specially thieves what steals from poor people. Bad, bad, bad.

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