(CLARION-LEDGER) GULFPORT — Gulfport police say a Salvation Army bell ringer who reported a man ran off with her kettle of cash just as she was finishing her shift has been arrested for allegedly lying about the incident.
Police Chief Leonard Papania says in a news release that 23-year-old Michelle Shantel Pope was arrested Tuesday and charged with petit larceny and false reporting of a crime.
Pope initially reported the theft on Dec. 9. She told police an unknown black male approached her, pushed her and stole the kettle containing an unknown amount of money.
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