Church Pleads For Return With No Questions Asked
Darren Doyle, story:
Wingfield United Baptist Church is pleading for the person or persons responsible for taking a small safe with historic church documents to return the documents to the church.
Keith Saling, clerk for the church, said the safe was taken from the church recently. He said he noticed it when he needed some documentation regarding a former member's family.
He said the only items in the safe were church minutes and other documentation from the church dating back to 1935. There are no other copies of these documents.
"This is really important to us," said Saling. "No doubt, whoever took it thought it had money in it, but all that was in there were these documents. We're just sick over it. Hopefully, the documents weren't destroyed and we just want them back. If anyone has any information on this or if you can get these back to us, they'll be no questions asked. We just need these back."
Saling said there was no sign of forced entry at the church, but it's common for area churches to be unlocked shortly before a service starts, or he said it's possible someone used a credit card or other non-destructive means of gaining entry to the church without being noticed.
Anyone with any information can contact Keith Saling at 270-799-3196.