State police in Columbia County say they nabbed a very unlikely thief: a religious sister. Troopers tracked the woman to her convent in Danville after she allegedly shoplifted from a store. Workers at the Surplus Outlet near Berwick say she stole $23 worth of food and toiletries from the business. They say the crime was caught on the store’s surveillance camera. Zane Kishbach, a manager at Surplus Outlet pointed out what is believed to be a woman shoplifting from the store. The surveillance video was taken around 3:45 p.m. Monday. “Another customer came to me in aisle 5 and said, ‘I’m not sure what I’m seeing, but I think a woman is stealing,’ and she had already left the store by that time and I went out to pursue her,” Kishbach said. Workers were able to get the license plate number from the car. State police say that car is owned by the religious sisters at Saints Cyril and Methodius Convent in Danville. But then came the biggest surprise. Troopers say the thief is a sister: Agnes Pennino, 78, who lives at the convent.
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