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Authorities looking for man who stole jar collecting money for former Wendy’s employee’s family
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Authorities are seeking information on a man alleged to have stolen a collection jar at the Thompson Bridge Road Wendy's earlier in November, 2018. - photo by For The Times

A man ordered food earlier this month at the Thompson Bridge Road Wendy’s and left the store with a jar of money intended for the family of an employee who recently died, according to authorities.

A Hall County Sheriff’s Office deputy took the report Nov. 19 regarding the theft around 8:30 p.m. Nov. 4. The employee told the officer he was waiting to get surveillance footage before reporting it to law enforcement.

“The employee told the deputy that the suspect had ordered food and was waiting by the cash register. When the man received his food, he grabbed the plastic jar on the counter and left the store, according to the employee,” Sheriff’s Office spokesman Derreck Booth wrote in a news release.

The jar was being used to raise money for the family of an employee who recently died, though the amount of money is unknown.

The store did not answer multiple calls from The Times.

The suspect is a white man with a left arm tattoo. He wore blue jeans, a dark shirt and a red-and-tan hat on Nov. 4.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Sheriff’s Office’s criminal investigations division at 770-533-7706.

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