Thief returns cash from Ohio kettle with apology
by Associated Press Wire
December 06, 2012 02:57 PM | 740 views | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Mayor Roger Van Horn rings the bell, Friday, Nov. 23, 2012, for the annual Salvation Army Red Kettle Christmas Campaign in Nacogdoches, Texas.  (AP Photo/The Daily Sentinel, Andrew D. Brosig) MANDATORY CREDIT
Mayor Roger Van Horn rings the bell, Friday, Nov. 23, 2012, for the annual Salvation Army Red Kettle Christmas Campaign in Nacogdoches, Texas. (AP Photo/The Daily Sentinel, Andrew D. Brosig) MANDATORY CREDIT
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BOARDMAN, Ohio (AP) — A thief who made off with cash from a Salvation Army red kettle at a northern Ohio mall this week apparently has had a change of heart.

Police near Youngstown say that two days after the kettle was emptied out, someone left $130 and an apology at the Salvation Army.

A note found at the Salvation Army on Wednesday morning read: "Here is the money I took plus money for a new kettle and bell."

The Vindicator newspaper in Youngstown reports that the note also said "please forgive me."

Police in Boardman say a witness saw someone wearing a Salvation Army jacket take the kettle Monday night while a bell-ringer was on a break.

A Salvation Army official says it's unclear how much money had been in the kettle.

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Information from: The Vindicator, http://www.vindy.com

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