Donation Jar Thief Turns Herself In
One of the women involved in the theft of a donation jar at a local liquor store is under arrest.
New Bedford Police say 32-year-old Veronica Mello of New Bedford turned herself in at the downtown station around 4pm Tuesday afternoon.
Detective Barry Pacheco had obtained an arrest warrant for one count of larceny from a person. Mello will be arraigned Wednesday Morning in New Bedford District Court.
Police say Mello and another woman wearing a hat stole a donation jar from the counter of Mark's Beverage on County Street last Wednesday.
The jar was collecting donations to assist a customer's granddaughter who is suffering from cancer.