A woman working at a Youngstown church may have found there's some truth in the old saying “No good deed goes unpunished”.

The woman told police that a man knocked on the door of Price Memorial AME Zion Church on Dryden Avenue Wednesday morning asking for a meal or food vouchers.

She asked the man to take a seat in her office while she went to look for some food.

When the woman returned, the man was gone and so was her purse from her backpack containing her makeup, a credit card, and $5.

She gave the officer the man's description and name.

Police continue to investigate.