Suspect steals credit card from woman who was praying in local catholic church, docs say

HOUSTON – A suspect appeared to have ignored the “Thou shall not steal” commandment when he stole a woman’s credit playing cards as she was praying in the chapel of St. Vincent DePaul Catholic church — after which went on a procuring spree, in accordance with courtroom information.

Brian Keith Wilson, 56, has been charged with credit/debit card abuse from the March 31 incident.

According to courtroom information, the woman, who was about 65 years outdated, went to mild a candle on the entrance of the chapel and pray, and when she returned to the pew the place she was sitting, she seen that her purse was lacking. She was then allegedly knowledgeable by her financial institution that her credit card was charged for 96.1 at a Wal-Mart positioned at 2391 S. Wayside Dr.

A witness, who is employed on the church, advised investigators that he knew Wilson and acknowledged that he comes across the church usually and asks for money from church members, in accordance with courtroom information. The witness supplied a video from an indoor digital camera of Wilson stealing the woman’s purse out of the chapel whereas she was lighting the candle. Although the video reveals the suspect sporting a masks, investigators have been capable of determine him via clothes.


According to paperwork, investigators retrieved nonetheless pictures from the Wal-Mart the place the acquisition was made and confirmed Wilson sporting the identical clothes on the time of the incident on the church.

An arrest warrant for Wilson has been issued.

Records additionally present that Wilson has an extended prison historical past involving theft, auto theft and theft.

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