Coins, cash stolen from priest

ALBUQUERQUE (KRQE) – Police have arrested a woman for stealing from a priest.

Anita Manalo, 53, is charged with larceny for allegedly stealing precious coins and $1,300 in cash from the priest’s home in Albuquerque.

The priest want on a month-long mission to Africa and when he returned, he found the items missing.

The complaint says Manalo had been hired to clean the house while he was away.

Police identified Manalo as a suspect after tracing receipts from a gold and silver exchange where the coins were traded for cash. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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