Man caught on camera taking money from a Wisconsin church’s donation boxes

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Rev. Meredith Mills delivers a sermon from the pulpit for some 30 attendants during the second service of the day in the sanctuary at Westminster United Methodist Church Sunday, Dec. 12, 2021, in Houston. Attendance for the two Sunday services is only about half of the average pre-pandemic turnout of about 160 or 170, Mills says. “It’s better now than it was a year ago, but it’s still frustrating,” she said. “People just seem to want to leave home less these days.” (AP Photo/Michael Wyke)

SHULLSBURG, Wis. (WFRV) – Authorities in southern Wisconsin are trying to identify a suspect who allegedly stole money from a local church’s donation boxes.

According to the Lafayette County Sheriff’s Office, on Dec. 22 around 4:30 p.m. an unidentified man searched and took money from donation boxes and jars at St. Matthew’s Catholic Church. Authorities were able to get still images of the offender from the church’s surveillance footage.

The suspect is described as wearing the following:

  • Blue Jeans
  • A black Columbia jacket
  • A blue hooded sweatshirt
  • Dark-colored tennis shoes with a light-colored side of the soles
  • Dark-framed glasses
  • Camouflage baseball-style hat

There was no information on the amount of money that was stolen. Shullsburg is about an hour and a half southwest of Madison.

Anyone with information on the suspect is asked to call 608-776-4870. Local 5 will update this story if more information is released.

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