- Associated Press - Monday, January 20, 2014

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - Police say a woman accused of stealing a $70,000 coin collection from an Albuquerque pastor is in custody.

Authorities say 53-year-old Anita Manalo is facing charges of larceny over $20,000 and receiving and/or disposing of stolen property over $20,000.

Police booked her Friday into a county jail on $20,000 bail.

According to a court complaint, the pastor asked a friend to watch his home while he went on a month-long mission trip to Africa.

The friend had Manalo clean the house several times.

The complaint alleges the pastor returned home Dec. 20 to find the coins and $1,300 in cash gone.

Police were able to trace receipts for the coins at Gold & Silver Exchange back to Manalo.

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