FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) -- A Salvation Army bell ringer in Colorado is charged with stealing a red kettle containing about $400 in donations.
The Fort Collins Coloradoan reported Friday that 27-year-old Nicholas Rosselis-Freeman is accused of taking the money on Nov. 30 at the end of his shift ringing a hand bell and taking donations outside a Fort Collins grocery store. Authorities say he ran off with the kettle full of money when a Salvation Army officer approached to pick it up.
Rosselis-Freeman was arrested Thursday on suspicion of misdemeanor theft and released on $500 bond. No phone number could be found for him.
The Salvation Army says this is the first time one of its kettles has been stolen in Fort Collins.
Information from: Fort Collins Coloradoan.
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