kartus ca sarather hetor
anumoditur eva ca
karmanam bhaginah pretya
bhuyo bhuyasi tat-phalam
Not only the performer of the theft but also anyone who assists him, instigates the crime, or simply approves of it must also share the reaction in the next life. According to their degree of participation, they each must suffer a proportionate consequence.
Stealing paraphernalia meant for worshiping the Supreme Lord or His authorized representatives should be avoided at all costs.
Thus end the purports of the humble servants of His Divine Grace A.C. Bhaktivedanta Swami Prabhupada to the Eleventh Canto, Twenty-seventh Chapter, of the Srimad-Bhagavatam, entitled “Lord Krsna’s Instructions on the Process of Deity Worship.”