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2 arrested after donation jar reported stolen from downtown Cobourg church: police

Cobourg police arrested 2 people following an investigation into the theft of a donation jar at a church.
Cobourg police arrested 2 people following an investigation into the theft of a donation jar at a church. Global Peterborough file

A Cobourg woman and a Port Hope man face theft charges following a reported theft of a donation jar from a church in Cobourg on Monday.

Cobourg Police Service says around 1 p.m. officers responded to an unnamed church in the downtown core after being informed that a donation jar had allegedly been removed from the premises.

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The investigation led to the identity of two suspects who were late located and arrested.

Amanda Munro, 22, of Cobourg and Nicholas McCarthy, 28, of Port Hope, were both charged with theft under $5,000.

Munro was additionally charged with possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000; McCarthy was also charged with two counts of failure to comply with a probation order.

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Police say both were released from custody and are scheduled to appear in court in Cobourg in March.

Murray Street Baptist Church getting ready to help the homeless
Murray Street Baptist Church getting ready to help the homeless