PD: Suspect stole money from church donation box

Posted at 1:28 AM, Feb 01, 2017

NORWOOD, Ohio -- A Covington man is wanted in connection with a theft at Immaculate Conception Church, Norwood police said Thursday.

David Lillard stands charged with felony breaking and entering after security camera footage captured a suspect matching his description stealing cash from the donation box at the church, according to police.

Father Joseph Greenwell said Wednesday the theft did not hurt the church, but others who are helped by the church.

"Not a penny goes to us," Greenwell said. 'It's 100 percent when you give to the poor, you give to the poor or needy for emergencies or unexpected difficulties in their life."

Norwood police requested that anyone with information about the incident or Lillard’s whereabouts call the police department at 513-458-4520 or Detective Mark Niehaus directly at 513-458-4577.

"If he has the money, just return it to us," Greenwell said. "And if he needs help, he can ask."