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Police: Woman admits to stealing cancer patient’s donation jar from Springville business

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Posted at 12:12 PM, Mar 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-14 14:30:16-04

SPRINGVILLE, Utah — Springville police said they have made contact with a suspect who admitted to the theft of a donation jar that was placed to collect money for a cancer patient.

The theft, which happened at a restaurant/convenience store called Jake’s Brookside, was captured on a video surveillance recording. Employees of the business posted a video clip (below) of the theft on Facebook. Springville police said several Facebook users left comments on the video, saying they knew who the suspect is.

According to a news release from Springville police, officers made contact with the woman and she denied being involved.  Police said she claimed to be working at the time of the incident, but she later admitted to taking the jar.

Police did not release the identity of the suspect to FOX 13. Officers are now working to determine how much money might have been in the jar when it was taken, which will help them determine whether the suspect will face misdemeanor or felony charges.

Police obtained a copy of the video and more information from the store, then made

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