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Raleigh man charged with stealing money from church

Posted July 22, 2011
Updated July 23, 2011

— A Raleigh man is accused of breaking into and stealing money from a church last month.

Michael Thomas, 40, of 5714 Osprey Cove Drive, is accused twice breaking into St. Marks United Methodist Church, 4801 Six Forks Road, on June 12 and June 26, according to arrest warrants. He stole $2,000 worth of checks and cash, the warrants state.

Thomas was charged with two counts of breaking into a place of worship and one count of larceny after breaking and entering.

Thomas was being held under a $40,000 bond at the Wake County jail on Friday. He is due in court on Monday.


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  • Malcontent Jul 22, 2011

    Why wasn't my comment posted? I simply stated that aren't churches supposed to HELP people? He HELPED himself to some dough. The church can afford it.

  • RB aka Spirit Warrior Woman Jul 22, 2011

    Mama didn't raise him right.

  • Malcontent Jul 22, 2011

    Aren't churches supposed to help people? The church can afford it.

  • Rebelyell55 Jul 22, 2011

    Man I know times are hard, but people stealing from chruches, robbing the elderly. What next, taking candy from a baby?

  • h3ardita11b4 Jul 22, 2011

    i wish you guys would report on the two that broke in the cary church a few weeks back....

  • hellorhighwaters Jul 22, 2011

    What is wrong with this man?....that he would steal from the church? He 'will' have to pay for his actions some day....maybe...not today....or tomorrow....but, one day before he shuts his eyes for that last time on this earth.

    I hope he learns how to ask for forgiveness before that day comes.