Man arrested after allegedly stealing charitable donations

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VERNAL, Utah – A man is behind bars after he allegedly stole money that had been donated to a charitable organization.

John Stuart Branham, 37, allegedly stole about $500 that had been collected as donations to the American Cancer Society.

Surveillance video from the morning of the crime shows a man walking into the store and looking around before leaving. A few moments later the same man returns to the store, grabs the jar of donations and leaves.

Branham was arrested and booked into jail on suspicion of business burglary, felony theft and failure to register as a sex offender.

Branham’s bail is set at $1,500, and police say restitution will be sought in the theft.