Bloomington woman accused of stealing from charity
(AP) -- Authorities in central Illinois say
they've apprehended the Grinch who stole hundreds of gifts from a Bloomington charity and
gave some of the presents to family members.
Bloomington Police spokesman Dave White says a 48-year-old Bloomington woman was
arrested on preliminary charges Wednesday in connection with the theft of the
WJBC Brotherhood Tree presents.
White says investigators tracked her down thanks to tips from
Brotherhood Tree volunteers and organizers.
police officer found most of the 220 gifts in the woman's home, although some
had already been given away to family members. White says she told officers she
wanted her family to have a good Christmas and wasn't able to provide for them.
McGrew says she's working to increase security for the charity event next year.