Sunday, November 14, 2010

Man Accused of Stealing Donations

A December 6th court date has been set for a California man accused of theft and vandalism in Cookeville. Police say 26-year-old Alex Pokorny of San Diego allegedly stole a donation box at the Great Harvest Bread Company, making off with about $25 dollars in coins and dollar bills that were intended to benefit the Alzheimer's Assocation. He reportedly admitted to stealing the money because he was "down on his luck." Store employees say Pokorny took the cardboard donation box, flushed it down a toilet, and then left with the money in his pockets.  The cardboard damaged the plumbing at the business, and Pokorny was located a short time later walking down South Jefferson Avenue with more than fifteen dollars in change in his pockets.