St. Marys, PA – A Saint Marys man faces charges after stealing thousands of dollars from a church.

34-year-old Brian Kneidel reportedly took the offertory envelopes from the Sacred Heart Parish in Saint Marys, once on Jan. 2 and again on Jan. 7.

The total amount stolen was about $6,265.

After the investigation, police are now filing two felony counts each of theft by unlawful taking and receiving stolen property.