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After-hour donations disappearing from thrift store


December 6, 2018

The Salvation Army Thrift Store has been receiving donations after hours, but individuals have been taking the donations thinking they are free.

“There’s people out here that think because it’s donated outside that it’s free stuff and they can go through it,” said Salvation Army Major Loni Upshaw.

After the thrift store has closed for the evenings, people will leave donations outside the building to be processed the next day by staff. However, Upshaw said there are video recordings of people backing up their trucks and hauling away furniture in the middle of the night. People are...

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