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Food bank thief in custody

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Food bank employees were shocked to learn the thief was one of their own clients. Food bank employees were shocked to learn the thief was one of their own clients.
DEER PARK, Wash. -

The Spokane County sheriff's office told KHQ's Dan Kleckner one person is in custody following a burglary. The Greenhouse Community Center said the person behind bars is quite familiar.

At the food bank, they feed about eighty people a week.  Most of their customers are regulars. They welcome anyone who needs help. Some volunteers spend five days a week here, but they say it's worth the service they provide to the community.

Which is why they were so shocked to find out from the Sheriff's Department who had broken in.

"We confirmed with the Sheriff's Department that it was some of our clients, said Greenhouse Community Center CEO Susan E. Peterson.

While upset, Peterson says its not the employees who thieves hurt the most...

"When you steal food from us, you steal from anyone trying to make ends meet," Peterson explained.

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