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Thief in Priest's Clothing Robs Church, Say Mich. Police

(AP Photo, file)
Man Wore Priest Robe To Steal Church Cash, Say Police
(AP Photo, file)

JACKSON, Mich. (CBS/AP) A 52-year-old Jackson man accused of donning a priest's robe to steal parishioner donations from a church has been arrested.

Sgt. Kevin Hiller told the Jackson Citizen Patriot the man stole an undisclosed amount of money and checks from St. John Catholic Church about 4:30 p.m. Saturday, in the community some 70 miles west of Detroit.

Hiller said the man wore the robe to gain access to a room where the money was located.

Witnesses helped police identify the man, who was arrested at his home.

Police have not released the suspect's name. They say he is on parole and was held at the Jackson County Jail for a parole violation and larceny charges.