Fake armed guard steals church offerings www.privateofficer.com
HOUSTON TX July 27 2011 — 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.