Police: Man stole from church donation boxes

Police: Man stole from church donation boxes

CINCINNATI (FOX19) - Police say a man broke into two churches and stole from desks and donation boxes.

Troy Smith, who is homeless, faces theft and breaking and entering charges for four incidents from August to December of last year.

Smith, 42, used bolt cutters to open donation boxes at Westwood's Our Lady of Lourdes Church after breaking windows to get inside, according to court documents.

In a separate incident, Smith allegedly broke into Our Lady of Lourdes School and attempted to log in to a teacher's computer. He also stole cash from a desk, documents state.

He is also accused of breaking in to St. Aloysius Church in Green Township.

Officials say Smith admitted to the crimes after being arrested on Wednesday.

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