BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (WTIC and AP) – Police say a pastor’s son stole from his father’s church in Connecticut.

Investigators say 21-year-old James Shannon stole a checkbook from Faith Revival Center Church in Bridgeport. Shannon then allegedly forged his father’s name and cashed checks worth $11,430.

Authorities say Shannon’s father reported the theft to police, saying he wanted his son prosecuted.

Shannon has been charged with larceny and forgery. He was released after posting $50,000 bond.

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