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Woman suspected of taking donations

Nov. 22, 2002
Journal Sentinel
Mount Pleasant

A 54-year-old Racine woman suspected of collecting $50,000 over three years by pretending she was an employee of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society could face felony theft charges.

The woman was arrested Thursday after police suspected she had gone door-to-door since 1999 using a homemade ID to get donations for the agency, for which she did not work.

An investigation began Nov. 9 after a resident reported a suspicious solicitor in the 5000 block of Indian Hills Drive. Police stopped a woman, took note of her ID and questioned her before letting her go pending further investigation.

After a two-week probe, the 54-year-old woman was accused of accepting cash or checks on behalf of the society and keeping the money for her own use.

She was being held Thursday at the Racine County Jail.

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