- Associated Press - Friday, October 2, 2015

DOVER, Ohio (AP) - Police say a man suspected of stealing a jar of cash meant to be a Christmas gift for a needy family has been arrested in Ohio on a probation violation.

Dover Public Library staff inspired by the book “Christmas Jars” had collected about $1,000 in a jar, which was swiped Tuesday. Some of the money was found Wednesday in the book drop with a handwritten apology.

The Times-Reporter reports that viewers of a surveillance video pointed police to a 24-year-old Dover man, who was arrested Thursday. He was arrested on a probation violation from an earlier stolen property case and hasn’t been charged in the donation jar theft.

“Christmas Jars” author Jason Wright has said he’d like to buy the thief lunch and explain the charitable purpose of the jars.

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Information from: The Times Reporter, https://www.timesreporter.com

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