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Convicted thief steals church donations, arrested by familiar cop

Prior to his most recent arrest, Nelson had been arrested 35 times and convicted 27 of those times.

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A convicted criminal has been arrested again after he allegedly stole church donations from the Church of St. Joseph in Bronxville.

Frederick Nelson, 63, took a bank deposit bag containing approximately $2,000 in holiday church collections on New Year’s Eve, CBS reported. Nelson had just been paroled the previous day after serving five years for theft.

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Detective Sgt. Richard Anderson arrested Nelson for the West Chester church burglary; he was the same officer who arrested Nelson in 2011 for allegedly burglarizing Concordia College, NBC stated in a related article.

Prior to his most recent arrest, Nelson had been arrested 35 times and convicted 27 of those times, according to Bronxville police, CBS added.

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At his arraignment on Friday, Nelson was ordered held without bail, according to NBC.

 

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