Suspects wanted for stealing donation jar

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CHRISTIAN COUNTY, Ill. (WCIA) — The name of a woman who turned herself into police for stealing a donation jar has been released.

22-year old Tristine Hampton is accused of theft. The donation jar was set up at Kroger, in Taylorville, for disabled veterans.

A male, seen in surveillance footage, is still being sought by police.

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TAYLORVILLE, Ill. (WCIA) — One subject is wanted and one more turned herself in after being seen on surveillance camera stealing from a donation jar in Christian County.

Crime Stoppers looking for two suspects involved in the theft of a donation container.

The donation bin was set up at the Kroger in Taylorville and is benefiting disabled veterans through the United Services Organization.

Christian County Crime Stoppers posted the surveillance camera photos to their Facebook page Monday. The female subject turned herself in Tuesday morning.

The Taylorville Kroger says they usually collect donations for those who served around Veterans Day and Memorial Day. Authorities say the crime is not sitting well with the community.

“Just the fact that somebody would take a donation jar makes it a little more,” says Taylorville Police Officer Alan Mills. “Not that other thefts aren’t as important but that one just seems to hit home especially when it’s wounded veterans. Either people know somebody that served or had somebody in their family serve.”

Authorities have not released the woman’s name yet. Police are still looking for the male subject.

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