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Report: Duo burglarized church that gave them charity

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26-year-old Jessica Carol Cullbreth 26-year-old Jessica Carol Cullbreth
30-year-old James Eddie Pulley 30-year-old James Eddie Pulley
BOONE, NC (WBTV) -

Two people were arrested after police say they burglarized a church just one day after the church gave them charity.

On July 30, 26-year-old Jessica Carol Cullbreth and 30-year-old James Eddie Pulley went to the Alliance Bible Fellowship in Boone claiming to be "in dire need of assistance," according to the report.

The organization then gave the duo food, gasoline for their vehicle, and school supplies for their children.

Then, on July 31, police received a report of a breaking and entering and larceny at the church where over $1,000 in power equipment was stolen. Investigators say they quickly identified Cuthbert and Pulley as suspects in the crime.

Police say stolen property was found the duo's home and from various pawn shops in Tennessee.

Both were arrested and charged with felony breaking and entering, felony larceny after breaking and entering, felony larceny, felony obstruction of justice, and felony conspiracy to commit breaking and entering.

They were also served outstanding warrants from Durham and Wake Counties for various charges.

Cullbreth and Pulley were taken to the Watauga County Detention Center. Cullbreth is being held on a $68,500 bond and Pulley a $112,000 bond.

Both are due in court on September 24.

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