BIG PINE KEY, Fla. (AP) — A man is accused of stealing from a church in the Florida Keys where he was serving community service.

The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office says 22-year-old Brian Sheppard was arrested Wednesday. He’s charged with grand theft, dealing in stolen property and fraud.

Shepperd had been working at Vineyard Community Church earlier this year as part of his probation. Sheriff’s officials say he stole computer equipment, an air compressor and other items. The Miami Herald  reports the items were sold to a pawn shop.

The church’s pastor and his son noticed the items were missing and found them at the pawn shop. They reported the crime on Monday.

Police say Shepperd confessed to stealing the items.

It’s not clear whether Shepperd has an attorney.

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