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Police: Woman Steals $2,100 from Fairfield Church
03/05/2013 10:37 AM ET  

Authorities say $2,100 in a paper bank envelope went missing Monday morning after a woman entered the Fairfield United Methodist Church and distracted the receptionist.

FAIRFIELD, Maine (AP) _ Police are looking for a brazen thief who walked into a Fairfield church in broad daylight and walked out with more than $2,000 in cash.

Sgt. Paul St. Amand says a woman went into the Fairfield United Methodist Church at about 10:20 a.m. Monday and asked to speak to the pastor. When the man at the reception desk left to call the pastor on his cellphone, about $2,100 in a paper bank envelope on the desk was stolen.

St. Amand tells the Morning Sentinel the woman is described by church officials as black, about 5-feet-10 inches to 6 feet tall and weighing 180 to 200 pounds.

Police say the suspect drove away in a dark-colored Dodge SUV with a male passenger.



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