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Suspected Fake Priest Captured in Las Vegas

A fake priest sought by East Texas authorities for alleged thefts from hospital patients has been arrested in Las Vegas.

The TV show "America's Most Wanted" had featured Leslie Earl Raymond last Saturday. The show's Web site says federal marshals arrested Raymond on Monday.

The arrest comes almost a year after he allegedly took wallets from patients and a nurse at hospitals in four states. Kilgore police say a clerical-collar-wearing man pretended to minister to patients last July at Kilgore's Laird Hospital.

Authorities later determined that a 78-year-old patient had his credit card stolen. The fake priest was caught on security video at a Kilgore pharmacy, using the credit card to buy 800 dollars worth of gift certificates.

Cathryn Khalil, reporting. ckhalil@kltv.com

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