Fake Courier Steals Houston Church Offerings

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

HOUSTON (AP) - A Houston church will increase security after a
fake uniformed courier stole cash and check offerings just minutes
before the real pickup person arrived.

A message Tuesday on the St. Theresa Catholic Church website
says congregation members, who donated by check the weekend of July 17, should contact their financial institutions to stop payment.

KPRC-TV reports the fake courier wore the uniform of the company
used by the church and knew the protocol for picking up the
deposits.

The cash and checks were stolen July 19. Houston police say
church officials realized they'd been robbed when the real courier
showed up 15 minutes after the fake one had left.

The message from Father Phil Lloyd says a letter about the
robbery has also been sent to donors.


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