Police arrested 41-year-old the Rev. Steven Poole on Friday.
He's charged with two felony theft counts.
Investigators said Poole failed to scan a $3.22 container of butter and a $60 sofa cover at a self-checkout.
Poole then allegedly went to the store's bedding section, picked up a memory foam mattress and switched the pricing bar code.
That caused the $145 item to be scanned for $31.
Allegedly, Poole also possessed a stolen laptop computer power pack.
He's the priest for St. Andrew's Catholic Church in Christopher and St. Mary's Catholic Church in Sesser.
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