78-Year-Old Nun Caught Shoplifting, Police Say
Talk about a bad habit!
Pennsylvania police say a 78-year-old nun was caught shoplifting $23 worth of coffee, snacks and toiletries.
According to authorities, Sister Agnes Pennino was seen taking the items from the Surplus Outlet near Berwick, Pa., on Monday afternoon.
Zane Kishbach, a manager at the store, alleges that the crime was caught on surveillance camera.
He said that a customer told him a woman was stealing. He went to track her down, but she had just left the store.
Workers were able to get the license plate number from her car as she drove away. It turns out that the vehicle is owned by the Sisters of Saints Cyril and Methodius convent in Danville, Pa.
"I was shocked, to say the least. I was shocked," Kishback said. "I couldn't believe it that a nun would actually do something like that."
Investigators and store employees believe Pennino planned to steal from the store, alleging that she brought the store's red grocery bags in her purse to take the stolen items out of the store.
"Terrible. Humanity's gone to hell, to put it bluntly. It's not good anymore," said Wendy Everett, who shops at the store.
Pennino is charged with a summary offense, which means if she pleads guilty, she will only have to pay a fine.
Sisters of Saints Cyril and Methodius declined to comment.