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Hundreds stolen from collection at Sunday mass in Lackawanna

Posted: 3:09 AM, Jan 30, 2018
Updated: 2018-01-30 08:33:02Z

Lackawanna police have charged a Buffalo man with stealing from a church's collection at Sunday mass.

Police say 34-year-old Russell Bennethum stole $250 from a church at 39 Pulaski Place, which through a Google search comes up as The River of WNY. 

A member of the church reported the theft to police.

Police say Bennethum admitted to stealing the collection money.  He was found with $250, though police did not say how.

Bennethum was charged with petit larceny.  There is no word on a court date.