Thieves in Kildare have been targeting homeowners posing as Priests collecting for charity.
The Evening Herald reports that residents in Newbridge, Co. Kildare raised the alarm after a man posing as a priest called to homes looking for charity contributions.
Local garda Sgt Seamus Rothwell of Newbridge Garda Station told the paper that “someone dressed as a priest" has been collecting for charity. He said the matter is being investigated.
Local Councilor Damien Molyneaux said he had received several complaints from constituents.
Community representative Ger Murphy advised people to check charity collectors’ permits.
Last March a man posing as a bogus priest was arrested for collecting door-to-door in Co. Kildare.