Thief who stole £37,000 from church donation boxes jailed for 20 months

Northampton Crown Court NNL-140423-093950001
Northampton Crown Court NNL-140423-093950001
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A thief who stole almost £38,000 from three church donation boxes, including one in Northamptonshire, has been jailed for 20 months.

Stefan Bodnarczuk, aged 55, of Coventry, stole from a church in Fotheringhay, in Lincoln and the West Yorkshire Dales.

He was arrested by Northamptonshire Police in May 2013 under the proceeds of crime act.

A total of £37,740 was confiscated, which will be awarded as compensation to the three churches where his crimes took place.