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Ottawa Man Accused Of Stealing Donation Jar

Posted by wlpo on December 30, 2011

A frequent customer of an Ottawa gas station may not be welcomed back after allegedly being caught stealing.

James Poggi of Ottawa is accused of stealing a donation jar from Casey’s General Store in Ottawa. The jar had 60 to 90 dollars in it. The money was going towards treatment for a 2-year old with leukemia.

Police say Poggi was caught on surveillance stealing the jar and that he was a frequent customer at Casey’s. They weren’t able to get the money back after Poggi said he bought groceries with it.

He’s been indicted for felony retail theft. Bond was set at 25 thousand dollars.

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