A person of interest is being questioned by police after a Madison Catholic church was hit by a thief for the second time in the last year, when a robber struck during a wedding.
A suspect in the case has been arrested. Michael J. McDonald, a 57-year-old Madison man, has been charged with possession of stolen property. Additional tentative charges are pending.
Amanda and Ryan Kartos were married at St. Bernard's Catholic Church on Atwood Avenue on July 26, and say that during the ceremony someone stole wallets and a phone out of the room in the basement where the women of the wedding party had stored their personal items.
"I know a couple people talked about setting purses aside, but you just forget about it," said Amanda Kartos. "You just forget about it. And we felt comfortable, it was all our friends and family, and it was a church."
A number of bridesmaids had their wallets stolen, and Kartos' phone was also taken from the church hall.