Police: Clerk, wife stole from Salvation Army bucket at convenience store

Investigators say 2 conspired in thefts

YORKTOWN, Ind. - A man and his wife were arrested this week in the theft of coins from a Salvation Army bucket, a lottery ticket and a Kraft Foods Lunchables from a Village Pantry store where he worked, police say.

Police made the arrests after viewing surveillance video provided by the store manager, the Muncie Star-Press reported .

Dana Hadley, 35, was seen in the video taking a lottery ticket without paying and stealing from the Salvation Army bucket, according to a probable cause affidavit.

The lottery ticket was priced at $20, and Hadley told police that she took $4 from the Salvation Army bucket sitting at the checkout counter.

Police said that Hadley told them that she and her husband, Ryan, 38, had agreed in advance that she would take the ticket and the money from the bucket and that she would pay it back the next day.

Ryan Hadley told police he had no knowledge of his wife taking items.

Dana Hadley was being held on a charge of felony theft and possession of marijuana. Police said marijuana cigarettes were stuffed in a Tylenol bottle in her purse when she was searched at the Delaware County Jail.

Ryan Hadley faces a charge of conspiracy to commit theft. Both have a prior criminal history.

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