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Police: Nun has a bad habit, caught shoplifting

Posted: 3:58 PM, Mar 17, 2016
Updated: 2016-03-17 15:58:54-04
Police: Nun has a bad habit, caught shoplifting

She's 78 but a nun in Pennsylvania still has work to do in memorizing the Ten Commandments.

According to State Police, Sister Agenes Pennino was caught stealing $23 worth of coffee, snacks and toiletries from a store in Berwick.

The Associated Press reports the nun was seen on surveillance video taking the items. The store manager said he "couldn't believe it that a nun would actually do something like that."

Sister Pennino is a member of the Saints Cyril and Methodius Convent. WNEP-TV reports officials had no comment.

Shoplifting is a summary offense, akin to a traffic ticket, meaning the nun will likely pay a fine if she's convicted.

There is no word on how many Our Fathers or Hail Marys she'll have to say as penance.