Donation Jar Puts Woman in Jail

By: Vanessa Araiza Email
By: Vanessa Araiza Email

April 5th was a day filled with joy for Rebecca Anderson’s daughter, Angie.

It was her 40th birthday but less than two weeks later she had a surprise no one ever wants to receive.

"On April the 16th she had called me and told me that she had a knot in her breast," said Anderson.

Angie was diagnosed with stage four breast cancer.

Since then, donation jars have been put out around the Georgetown, Georgia and Eufaula areas.

"I took an order to the restaurant and just as soon as I turned my back she stuck it in her purse," said Raymond Blount, owner of Raymond’s Place.

In a matter of seconds the woman stole more than 500 dollars in what was once a small mason jar.

Blount says over the Labor Day weekend patrons were filling the jar with generous donations.

"I called the sheriff the next day and he come down and looked at the video and we figured out who it was and she spent a couple nights in jail," said Blount.

Thanks to surveillance video, it did not take long to find the suspect.

As for the once plentiful jar it's slowly coming back to life to give hope to Angie.

Anderson's daughter did not want to talk with the media about the situation.

Simply saying there are hundreds of women facing the same battle.

She did go on to say however, that maybe the women who stole the money needed it more than she did.

The more than 500-dollars stolen has not been recovered.

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