December 22, 2014

Collection plate money missing from Omaha church

Two thieves made off with collection plate money from a church in south Omaha. Father Bernard Starman with St. Agnes Church says last Sunday an associate priest was approached by a man asking for money. The priest gave the man $5 but he continued to as for more.

Father Starman says another man then tapped the priest on the shoulder asking for a confession. While the priest was busy someone broke in to a locked cabinet and took three bags containing money collected from an earlier mass. The thieves got away with about $4,000.

Omaha police are investigating the theft.