WESTBURY, N.Y. - Nassau County police said a congregant at a Long Island church disregarded at least one of its commandments: Thou shalt not steal.

Police said the 46-year-old woman reached over a pew and took cash from a purse while its owner knelt Sunday at Our Lady of Hope Roman Catholic Church in Westbury.

Police said an usher saw the theft, and officers stopped the woman as she left the church.

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