Police: Raeford woman posed as Salvation Army bell-ringer
Posted December 20, 2013
Raeford, N.C. — A Raeford woman has been arrested after, police said, she impersonated a Salvation Army bell-ringer and pocketed donations.
Annie Francis King, 51, of 409 Cumberland Ave., was charged Thursday with obtaining property by false pretense. She was released on a $1,000 unsecured bond.
King wore a red Salvation Army apron and carried a bell as she went door to door on Main Street, soliciting donations from businesses and customers, police said. She collected about $20 in a cardboard box wrapped in gift paper before she was arrested.
Police said the apron and bell belonged to King, who once worked for the Salvation Army in Knoxville, Tenn.