$40,000 Stolen from Church

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

SHELBY TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) -- Officials say more than $40,000 in cash has been stolen from a suburban Detroit church following its Easter services.
The Macomb Daily of Mount Clemens reports the break-in occurred late Sunday or early Monday at St. Therese of Lisieux church in Macomb County's Shelby Township. Officials say a number of chalices also were taken from the Roman Catholic church.
Linda Maccarone, church manager, says the theft is "very disheartening." She says officials last checked the building about 9 p.m. Sunday following five services that day.
WXYZ-TV reports St. Luke Lutheran Church in Clinton Township also was targeted late Sunday or early Monday. It wasn't revealed how much was taken.
The churches are the latest targeted in Macomb County in recent months. St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Utica also was hit.


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  • by James Location: Lansing on Apr 1, 2013 at 12:58 PM
    Why in the world would a church keep that kind of money laying around?? It seems that after all of the robberies that have occurred through out history on Easter Sunday, that churches would finally realize it's much smarter to put the money else where, such as making a weekend/night deposit at the bank instead!
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