Tuesday, January 26, 2010

A Roman Catholic Priest Arrested for Shoplifting

Which commandment is it, you know which one we mean, "Thou shalt not steal?"
Well, this is a pretty universal law, even the most primitive people understand the concept.
But regardless, a Catholic priest was arrested on shoplifting charges at Wal-Mart.
Oh yes, it's the eighth commandment.

The Rev. Steven F. Poole, 41, is charged with two counts of felony theft, after he was caught on camera failing to scan a $3.22 container of butter and a $60 sofa cover.
So, he leaves the self-checkout lane, and heads to the store's bedding department and picks up a memory foam mattress.
He then returned to the self-checkout lane where he was observed on tape switching the pricing bar code, causing the $144.88 item to be scanned for $30.88.
Once at the police station, Poole was found to be in possession of a laptop computer power pack, also  taken from Wal-Mart. 
Poole, along with being the priest for St. Andrew's Catholic Church in Christopher and St. Mary's Catholic Church, has a previous theft conviction
This is the second priest involved with shoplifting.
You may remember last month we ran a story about the Anglican priest, Rev Tim Jones who advised his congregation to goth forth and shoplift.