Crime

2 charged in alleged church donation box theft

Two people from Blair County are accused of stealing from a church’s donation box.

Patrick Allen Leonard, 44, and Tressa Nicole Fornari, 19, allegedly took clothing from a church donation box at the Franklin Township Building. State police at Hollidaysburg were dispatched at 10:30 p.m. July 21 to the scene, and the accused were found several miles away on a golf cart.

Police said Fornari had her 3-month-old baby with her.

Charges of theft, receiving stolen property, reckless endangerment and summary traffic violations were filed, according to police.

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