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Woman steals church offerings after hypnotising priest

Padua abbey robbed of 1,800 euros in Xmas money

27 December, 18:08
Woman steals church offerings after hypnotising priest (ANSA) - Padua, December 27 - A woman made off with Christmas offerings made to a local church in the Northern Italian city of Padua after having hypnotised the local priest and entered the cloisters where women are banned to make off with some 1,800 euros in cash. The money was the total offerings gifted to the parish over the Christmas period. The 71-year-old priest of Padua's Santa Giustina abbey alerted the police after one of his colleagues informed him of the theft after he came out of the hypnosis-induced trance the woman had placed him under. She was described to law enforcement officers by the victim as a Roma (gypsy) aged around thirty-five.

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