Police: Salvation Army Employee Stole Donated Presents

SPARTANBURG, S.C. (AP) — Police are investigating a theft at the Salvation Army of Spartanburg after two presents donated to help those less fortunate were stolen.

Authorities tell media outlets a Salvation Army employee is responsible for taking a gaming system and television that had been donated to give to a family in need this Christmas.

Capt. Donnie Marvels, who heads the Salvation Army of Spartanburg, gave police the identity of the employee responsible and officers are continuing to investigate. Police officers were given video surveillance that captures the theft on camera.

The employee hasn’t been charged, though Marvels says he was placed on a leave of absence from the nonprofit.

Marvels says the Salvation Army dealt with the theft “harshly and very seriously.”

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