Bell ringer among four suspects in red kettle theft

ALBEMARLE, VA (WWBT) - Investigators now believe the theft of a kettle from a Virginia Salvation Army bell ringer was an inside job.

Albemarle County police arrested four Charlottesville residents in connection with the theft outside the Sam's Club on November 30th.

Among them -- the bell ringer, Lawrence Egnor, who said he was attacked by a stranger who stole the kettle.

He's charged with embezzlement and filing a false report.

A Salvation Army major said he was "shocked" by the allegation.

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