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Goodwill drop off is for giving, not taking

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Nancy Seibert. Source: Vanderburgh Sheriffs Office Nancy Seibert. Source: Vanderburgh Sheriffs Office
Shelley Seibert. Source: Vanderburgh Sheriffs Office Shelley Seibert. Source: Vanderburgh Sheriffs Office

Two women are charged with theft after a police officer caught them stealing from an Evansville Goodwill over the weekend.

Shelley and Nancy Siebert were booked into the Vanderburgh County Corrections Center after an Evansville Police Officer caught them stealing clothes from the Goodwill donation drop off box on Green River Road.

It happened just before midnight on Saturday.

The officer was on routine patrol when he noticed a vehicle near the donation drop off.

According to the police affidavit, the two women stole a whole trunk load of clothing.

Goodwill representatives say this incident, along with some other thefts, has made them consider getting surveillance cameras.

They say as the holidays approach, they're afraid they'll see this happening more often.

"Once it's been donated to Goodwill, whether it's inside our building or outside, it's a donation and if you do take from it, that's stealing. We have signs posted at all our donation sites stating that. We offer things at such low prices in our stores and you're helping the community when you purchase things at our stores," said Judy Early with Goodwill Industries.

If you'd like to donate to Goodwill, you're encouraged to do it during regular business hours.

If you can't do so, you're encouraged to use any of the Goodwill drop off locations.

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