State College homeless man facing theft charges

Stephen Shepard, 36, was charged with theft and receiving stolen property Thursday after police said he took a silver rosary from Our Lady of Victory Church, 820 Westerly Parkway.

State College police said Shepard, who is homeless, was seen wearing the rosary, valued at $15, in front of the the church, and when asked where the necklace came from, he said he had taken it from the church, police said.