A Roman Catholic priest in West City of southern Illinois needs to read his commandments again.
We're not Biblical scholars, but we're pretty sure there's a clear policy about stealing in his line of work.
Police arrested the 41-year-old priest at a Walmart, saying he had shoplifted butter and a sofa cover.
Poole had brought his items to a self-checkout aisle but did not scan a $3.22 container of butter nor a $60 sofa cover, according to investigators. While this might be chalked up to forgetfulness, his next act seemed quite deliberate.
The priest then allegedly walked to the store's bedding aisles, chose a memory foam mattress, and switched its pricing barcode with the barcode of a significantly-lower-priced item. The $145 mattress now rang up for $31.
Poole is also accused of having a stolen laptop computer power pack in his possession.
Village police arrested Poole and charged him with two felony counts of theft.