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Durham woman sought after food stolen from church

Posted February 7, 2011

— Durham police are trying to find Georgetta Ray, 38, who is wanted on break-in and larceny charges.

Ray, of Dorothy Drive, is charged with breaking into Asbury Temple Church, at 201 South Alston Ave., on Sept. 21 and stealing meat and other food from a refrigerator.

Anyone with information on her whereabouts should call Investigator Green at 919-560-4935, ext. 29415, or Crime Stoppers at 919-683-1200.

Crime Stoppers pays cash rewards for information leading to arrests in felony cases and callers never have to identify themselves.


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  • sheablue22 Feb 7, 2011

    Bluelake, that is some funny stuff. But I have to agree with you.

  • bluelakelight2010 Feb 7, 2011

    Oh for goodness sakes! If anyone steals food it's likely that they need food. Why does it have to be turned into a criminal matter? I sincerely doubt that Jesus would have called the police.

  • bullcity01 Feb 7, 2011

    For all of you saying the church is in the wrong, what if she broke into your house? She just did it because she was hungry right? That makes it ok then right? NO! She committed a crime and should be punished just as if she broke into your house or mine. That food was there to feed other people and she took it all for herself. Truth is, she probably sold the meat on the street for drug money. For WILDCAT and others that want to feed the hungry, you have this lady's name now so track her down and invite her to your home for a nice dinner. Get real people...

  • ccs1920 Feb 7, 2011

    Born to steal.

  • Stand-In-The-Door Feb 7, 2011

    I am surprised that not more of this kind of thing is happening.

  • MitziGaynor Feb 7, 2011

    My mom works at a church and my ex use to work at a church. There are definietly very needy people. And there are definitely people that abuse the charities. They actually know what churches are best to "shop" at, who gives the most money, who gives the most food...clothes. The churches they work at have been vandalized, robbed, and the charity abused. Stealing is taking from others that need it just as much. Crime is crime, at churches all you have to do is ask. Also strange, is a lot of the unfortunates people never seem short on $$ to buy their cigarettes.

  • Go Figure Feb 7, 2011

    And I see Hedgy_one's side too. This is a no-win situation for anyone. Its just a sad one all around.

  • hedgy_one Feb 7, 2011

    Jesus said "As you do it unto the least of these my little ones, you do it unto me." I just cannot understand a church pressing charges against someone for stealing food.... maybe they had to file a police report in order for their insurance company to reimburse their loss. If she was hungry, maybe she saw this as a last chance. Sometimes people are turned away from "free food" places... she could be an addict that couldn't give it up so she could eat at the Rescue Mission... We shouldn't judge her. The church should't prosecute her. I think the pastor should sit down with her and see what the church can do to help her. We should pray for the situation. No one was harmed or hurt because of this action.

  • ncmickey Feb 7, 2011

    Thats like 2 blocks from the Durham Rescue Mission where she coulda ate for free....

  • Go Figure Feb 7, 2011

    Thanks for sticking up for me, Chris!