Trio arrested for stealing toys from needy children donation box


Three women were arrested on Sunday for stealing toys from a donation box for needy children outside of a Walmart in Aledo, Illinois.

The Aledo Jaycees stated that it was their “Toys for Needy Children Box” from which the items were allegedly taken. The president of the non-profit organization said that they annually provide Christmas gift toys to around 300 children in Mercer County.


Investigators said they arrested three local women in connection with the alleged theft: 18-year-old Deandra Cooke of Davenport, Iowa; 25-year-old Lacinda Granado-Overton of Moline, Illinois and 26-year-old Tarica Wright of Rock Island.

All three women were charged with felony theft according to Aledo Police Chief Michael Sponsler.

All 3 women have been arrested previously for theft – according to court records.


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