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Woman arrested in Oshkosh donation jar theft


OSHKOSH, WI (WTAQ) - The woman sought in the theft of a donation jar earlier this month in Oshkosh has been arrested.

But the strange part of the story is that the 34-year-old suspect was spotted at the same Kwik Trip store at 215 W. 20th Avenue on Friday night, 5 days after the heist on August 18.

"She was purchasing more lottery tickets," says Oshkosh Police Officer Joe Nichols. "It's kind of odd that she would go back to the same location, be re-identified by pretty much the same employees that she encountered the night of the robbery."

They took down her license plate information and given to the Oshkosh Police Department.

On Sunday, at about 3 p.m., the suspect was reported to be at the BP gas station in the 1500 block of W. 20th Avenue. An officer arrived and was questioned about the donation jar theft. She admitted her involvement in the theft, and some of the money taken was located in her vehicle.

The Oshkosh Police Department has referred one count of theft against the woman to the Winnebago County District Attorney's Office. She has no prior criminal record and has not been identified.

Nichols says the DA could send the case back to them, in which case they would issue citations against her.