POSTED: Friday, August 26, 2011 - 8:33am
UPDATED: Friday, August 26, 2011 - 8:34am
DALLAS (AP) — A Texas pastor caught stealing from a church member's home was reminded by a judge who sentenced her to probation that her actions roke three of the Ten Commandments related to stealing, lying and coveting.
Sandy McGriff, cofounder of the Church of the Living God in Dallas, was entenced to five years of probation for taking fur coats, designer purses and electronics from the home of Serita Agnew on Christmas Eve.
The Dallas Morning News reports (http://dallasne.ws/qnYIds ) state District udge Andy Chatham told McGriff before sentencing her Thursday her actions were "no way to lead your life or to teach others."
McGriff apologized to Agnew, who was in the courtroom. The pastor had laimed she was only protecting the valuables after she found a broken window at Agnew's home.
Information from The Dallas Morning News