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2 Women Caught on Camera Stealing Donation Jars

Women stole full donation jars for two local charities

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    Two women swiped donation jars benefiting the memory of a Warminster, Pa. child and a teen who's recovering from a horrific accident from a 7-Eleven. Now, police and a community is searching for those responsible. (Published Tuesday, June 1, 2010)

    Police are on the lookout for two women who were caught on surveillance video stealing a pair of charity donation jars from a Warminster Township convenience store.

    Police say the two young women--described as white, slender and in their mid-20s--made off with the jars from a 7-Eleven store at 1:30 a.m. on May 23.

    Sgt. Scott Selisker says one woman distracted the clerk while the other took jars containing donations for the Wheeled Scotsman Foundation and the Christine McGee Fund.

    The Wheeled Scotsman Foundation is a not-for-profit that “empowers the physically disabled with the gift of mobility,” according to the website. The foundation provides no-cost services for the disabled that includes widening doorways, fixing steps, building ramps, and installing pull bars in showers.

    The founder and president of the Wheeled Scotsman Foundation, Joey Harper, 19, died at Doylestown Hospital December 2009 of sepsis and respiratory failure related to muscular distrophy. But the foundation has been carried on by his father Christopher and other family and friends.

    "I'm at a loss for words," he said of the theft of the jar. "I just don't know how somebody could sit back and...justify why they would steal not one donation bin, but two."

    Harper says those jars help keep the fund and his son's legacy alive.

    The Christine McGee Fund supports the medical care of the young Warminster woman who was perminately injured after being run down by a car driven by her boyfriend, McGee's mother told NBC Philadelphia's Deanna Durante. Doctors expect McGee to never walk or speak again.

    Investigators aren't sure how much money was in the jars, which were both nearly filled with change and small bills.

    Police say the investigation is continuing. Anyone who recognizes the two women should contact Warminster Township police at 215.443.5000. Callers may remain anonymous.