Police: Fake Salvation Army bell ringer arrested

Annie Francis King (Image courtesy Raeford Police Department)

December 20, 2013 10:16:12 AM PST
Police have charged a Raeford woman with pretending to be a Salvation Army bell ringer and taking donations for herself.

Thursday, 51-year-old Annie Francis King was arrested wearing a Salvation Army apron, ringing a bell, and taking money by walking from business to business on Main Street asking for donations.

Police said King collected almost $20 in change and small bills.

She was charged with obtaining property by false pretenses. Police said King bonded out of jail Thursday night and then missed court Friday. There's now a warrant for failure to appear.

If anyone has any information on her whereabouts they are asked to call the Raeford Police Department at (910) 875-4251.

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