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Redemption Thrift theft in Taft

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The man can be seen in a video — captured by Williams’ surveillance system — taking a jar intended to go to Children’s Evangelical Fellowship, one of the assorted charities Williams donates his sales and customer’s extra change to.

Redemption Thrift was started this year by Williams to fill a void left after Goodwill shut down during the height of COVID-19. All kinds of items can be found at the store. From clothing to exercise equipment to tables and Atari games.

According to Williams, the man asked him if he wanted to buy a knife and when Williams told him no, he said he was just waiting for a ride and wandered the store.

Redemption Thrift theft

The video shows the man grabbing the jar and leaving the building.

“He maybe got 15-20 bucks,” Williams said. “Usually I hide the jar when I’m not in the room, but I got distracted by duties and left it out.”

Williams said he noticed the jar was missing when a customer didn’t want their change and he couldn’t find the charity jar.

Williams has since replaced the stolen funds with his own money to make it whole, saying he wouldn’t let someone come between his mission to help charities with his thrift store business. Williams also said he forgives the man.

Redemption Thrift, 1206 SE 48th Place, is open Thursday, Friday and Saturday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. If you know the man in the video, call Don Williams at (541) 669-0085

Justin Werner
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Justin is publisher of Lincoln City Homepage and an investigative journalist who finds facts. He's on a mission to seek out truth and isn't afraid to be the tip of the spear for freedom of the press.

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5 COMMENTS

  1. I’m glad the former Mayor is doing something for the community, but it
    doesn’t include this pathetic sub-human making off with the amazing fortune
    of 20$ in cash. Maybe he has too much dignity to stand on a corner with a
    sign that says “I need a bottle of liquor”. Maybe IGA south has him on
    video as well.

  2. This BentScum is a Donation/Tip Jar thief .…probably traveling a circuit between Newport and Lincoln city….probably his specialty. Someone knows him and can I.d. him; then arrest him : CommunityService @ Redemption Thrift as a Greeter for 30 days !

  3. Stealing, period, and especially from children
    This man is also stealing from himself, the opportunity to become a better human being; someone who gives his life and time for the benefit of other human beings.

  4. “stealing from himself” that’s pretty generous. My thought is the guy is a
    dyed in the wool scumbag and will eventually rob the wrong person and
    find himself leaving somewhere in a tarp.

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