Credit cards stolen from group singing carols at DC church

Churches not only need to prepare for the violent intruder, but also for those simply taking advantage of an easy opportunity. In this case, the simple locking of a door probably would have prevented the theft, and there are so many other simple steps like this that your church can take to be protected.

They were singing Christmas carols at a church to raise money for the homeless, and while as many as 500 spectators listened to the chamber choral ensemble, someone sneaked into a basement room and rifled through the performers’ belongings. Before the We All Nowell concert had ended Sunday evening at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Northwest Washington, charges had been rung up at retail spots across the region — $600 at an REI and $150 at a Toys R Us on one card taken from a performer.

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