UPDATE: Woman who stole charity jar identified - WNEM TV 5

UPDATE: Woman who stole charity jar identified

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(Source: Village of Lennon) (Source: Village of Lennon)
(Source: Village of Lennon) (Source: Village of Lennon)
(Source: Village of Lennon) (Source: Village of Lennon)
LENNON, MI (WNEM) -

A woman and her boyfriend are facing charges after authorities say they stole a charity jar from a local gas station. 

Lennon Police Chief Rich Folaron said within hours of posting a photo of the woman on Facebook, police received dozens of tips on the name of the suspect.

Investigators said the 33-year-old woman was seen on surveillance video walking into the Speedway on M-13 in Lennon. She looked around for the clerk, who was not in sight, and took the canister of money designated for the Children's Miracle Network. 

Folaron said nine seconds is all it took for the woman to steal the jar with an estimated $60 inside.

The woman then handed the canister to her 35-year-old boyfriend who was waiting outside in a vehicle. She then walked back into the gas station and tried to buy cigarettes, Folaron said. 

Both the woman and her boyfriend will be charged with larceny. Folaron said the woman also has two cases pending in Flint for delivery of heroin. Their names are not being released until arraignment. 

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