Over $42,000 Stolen from Local Churches, Say Police

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WEST CHESTER, PA — The Westtown-East Goshen Regional Police Department is currently investigating the theft and fraudulent deposit of checks taken from Westminster Presbyterian Church in Westtown Township, Chester County.

Authorities state that, as a result of their investigation, it was discovered that multiple checks were taken from a number of churches throughout the region totaling over $42,000. The pictured suspect is seen utilizing TD Bank ATMs to make deposits and withdraws.

If you have any information about this crime or this suspect, contact the Westtown-East Goshen Regional Police Department at (610) 692-9600 or provide information anonymously by submitting a tip online.

Additionally, police are asking residents that with the holiday season quickly approaching, to take extra care in how they choose to donate. Consider delivering checks in person or see if your church takes electronic donations. If you believe you may be a victim of a similar incident, check your accounts and contact your local law enforcement agency to file a report.

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Information is subject to change at any time. All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.


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