Police: 78-year-old nun shoplifted coffee, soap, snacks

The Associated Press

BERWICK, Pa. — State police say a 78-year-old nun was caught shoplifting $23 worth of coffee, snacks and toiletries from a store in central Pennsylvania.


Troopers say Sister Agnes Pennino was seen shoplifting the items from the Surplus Outlet near Berwick on Monday afternoon.

WNEP-TV reports police determined the woman captured on surveillance video was the nun who lived about 20 miles away at the Saints Cyril and Methodius Convent in Danville.

The station says convent officials declined to comment when the incident was first reported Wednesday. Nobody answered the phone at the convent Thursday morning.

The shoplifting offense is a summary, much like a traffic ticket, meaning the nun will likely pay a fine if she’s convicted.

Store manager Zane Kishbach says he “couldn’t believe it that a nun would actually do something like that.”