Woman accused of stealing donations outside Central Fla. Goodwill store

Published On: Jan 30 2014 11:16:46 PM EST
Updated On: Jan 30 2014 11:34:36 PM EST

Police have charged a woman with stealing donations left outside a local Goodwill store.

CLERMONT, Fla. -

Police have charged a woman with stealing nearly $300 worth of donations throughout December from the Goodwill on South Grand Highway.

Police charged Cheryl Hall, 57, with petit theft and she was issued a notice to appear.

Police said a black Ford Mustang made frequent visits to the Goodwill while it was closed. Each time, security video showed a woman get out, grab bags at the donation drop-off and take off.

On four different occasions in December, Hall helped herself to other people's badly needed donations, police said.

Local 6 went to her house to ask why and spoke with a man who answered the door and said he is her father. Even he has strong words for anyone who would take from the poor.

"It's not very good when somebody gives something and you take it from somebody else. It's not right," said Hall's father. "My daughter wouldn't do that. She works two jobs. Why would you want to go out and take donations? To me, it doesn't make sense."

He denied his daughter stole anything from the Goodwill, but police said they were able to track her down using credit card information after she was spotted shopping at another Goodwill.

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