ROCHESTER (AP) - Rochester police have arrested a man suspected of scamming churchgoers out of hundreds of dollars with a story about his dead family.

Investigators say the man visited Pax Christie Church and St. John the Evangelist Church Monday where he talked about how his family was killed by explosives in Beirut. Police say that between the two churches he received more than $1,000. Police were called when the man was spotted at Trinity Lutheran Church Wednesday night.

The man also has a pending warrant for theft deception from Fargo, North Dakota.