A Mount Olive restaurant employee was recently arrested and charged with theft of movable property after he allegedly stole a $20 bill from a charity donation jar.
The suspect, a 54-year-old resident of Budd Lake, worked at Kennedy’s Pub on Route 46 in Mount Olive, NJ. According to law enforcement officials, the suspect took the $20 bill from a donation jar at the restaurant. The donation jar had been set up so that people could give money to a cystic fibrosis charity.
The manager of the Mount Olive NJ restaurant saw that the cash was missing and subsequently contacted the Mount Olive Police Department. Police detectives investigated and took a look video surveillance footage that reportedly shows the suspect removing the jar and then returning it without the money.
Mount Olive police officers later located the suspect and placed him under arrest. He has been charged with a theft crime.
After being arrested and charged, the suspect was released from police custody on his own recognizance. He has a pending court date to address the criminal charges against him.
For additional information about this case, read the NJ.com article, “Pub Employee Charged with Stealing Cash from Charity Jar.”