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Pair arrested for stealing LDS fast offerings

By Hunter Schwarz | Posted - May 8, 2012 at 9:14 p.m.



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AMERICAN FORK — A man and a woman have been arrested after allegedly stealing from two teenage boys who were collecting LDS fast offerings.

Brent King, 27, and Hannah Huckabee, 25, drove up to two boys Sunday who were going door to door collecting fast offerings in a neighborhood near 300 East and 500 South in American Fork, said American Fork Police Sgt. Gregg Ludlow.

King exited the passenger side of the vehicle and asked the boys for the money they had collected, Ludlow said. The boys, ages 13 and 14, refused and King allegedly took the bag carrying the offerings, returned to the car and drove off.

American Fork police questioned those who had made donations and determined that no cash had been stolen, only checks.

"When they found there was no cash in the bag, they dumped it in the river," Ludlow said of the couple.

King and Huckabee were arrested later Sunday in Alpine when officers noticed a vehicle matching the description of the car used in the robberies. King and Huckabee, both of American Fork, were booked into the Utah County Jail for investigation of robbery, theft and other charges.

Email: hschwarz@desnews.com

Hunter Schwarz

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