WATCH: Woman arrested in charity box theft

York Regional Police say the 63 year old woman turned herself in on Friday...

York Regional Police say they have charged a woman they think was caught on camera stealing a charity donation box in Richmond Hill.

Cops say it happened in late March, at a Hero Burger in the area of Yonge Street and Weldrick Road East.

It was on Thursday, that police released video footage that shows a woman with dark hair and wearing a jacket with a leopard-style print standing at the cash register before picking up a the donation box from the counter.

Allegations are she carried it back to her table and hid it in her bag.

According to restaurant employees, the box was filled with money at the time but it is not clear how much.

Constable Andy Pattenden says 63 year old Emma Anderson from Richmond Hill turned herself in on Friday, and has been charged with theft under 5 thousand dollars and possession of property obtained by crime under 5 thousand dollars.

Police say neither the money, nor the donation box have been recovered.

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  1. Karl Burgin posted on 05/23/2014 03:27 PM
    There is nothing wrong with stealing, especially the tiny amount that was in that box. Everyone here knows that I spend half my day posting from work on my employer's equipment, time that I'm being paid to do my job for the benefit of the company. I probably steal well over $20,000 each year in wages when I spend my time goofing off on my company's dime. I'm still looking for the petty cash so that I can take more.

    So stop picking on this poor 63 year old lady that needs every penny to survive, she's just an amateur compared to me.
    1. Sophie posted on 05/23/2014 04:47 PM
      @Karl Burgin All stealing is wrong Karl but there its a special kind of creep who steals from a charity. Note to her grandkids: Hide your piggy banks, you're grandmother is a lowlife.
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