People Using Crime Stoppers For Holiday Cash

The holidays can be stressful especially when we're shelling out big bucks for groceries, decorations, and presents.

WITN talked to the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office who told us residents are turning to one tool to bring in some extra cash this season.

Karen Ball is the Crime Stoppers coordinator at the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office.

She says calling in with a tip is an easy way to make some holiday cash.

She told us Crime Stoppers received six more calls this month compared to last and that calls have been increasing since July.

Ball says law abiding citizens get fed up with criminals, especially during the holidays.

Whether it's to help clean up the streets or for monetary reasons, authorities say they appreciate any and every tip they get. Crime Stoppers is anonymous.

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  • by Thankful on Dec 9, 2009 at 06:20 PM
    The type of people that know information to help return stolen property, stop drug dealers, and help solve violent crimes, and don't pass on the information are people with no conscious. If I could help someone, and didn't I couldn't sleep at night. So hats off to those individuals brave enough to call Cirme Stoppers. You better believe if I have any information I'm gonna dial the number, and sleep like a baby.
  • by Don't feed into people on Dec 2, 2009 at 07:11 AM
    Snitches get stitches.the police don't always have your back,when you give them info.I think its crazy that they convincing people to tell on people,because we are in a recession & times are definitely hard,right now.Don't get me wrong,if you in danger of your safety & others,by all means,tell someone but don't go giving the po-po any info,thats their job and they need to do themselves..I read someone motion of disclosery before and to thoses that don't know waht that is,thats a paper that the person accuse gets after their trial is over,telling them the details of the case and if someone snitch on them,thats in their to..Oh,they don't put the names in their but why couldn't no one figure it out.I'm pretty sure someone can remember where they was at,at any given time..So,please I know times is hard but all the po-po cares about is getting the drug dealers off the streets,they don't care about you.If they did,we wouldn't know about all theses snitches out here now..THINK ABOUT IT
  • by Citizen Location: Washington on Nov 30, 2009 at 11:15 AM
    Well just remember this is nothing but a ploy for Alan Jordan to get news time that his dept is doing such a great job for his next election.
  • by B Location: east on Nov 30, 2009 at 09:12 AM
    Snitches get stiches.
  • by hahahahahaha on Nov 28, 2009 at 08:37 PM
    look out street gangs! actually crime is also up this time of year, that might have something to do with it. i think this story is a way to put the idea in a persons head that they could use the extra cash if they turn in a criminal. its not so easy--some people pay the ultimate price.
  • by Finacially Challenged Location: NC on Nov 28, 2009 at 02:59 PM
    I wish I knew where someone was that was worth a few thousand dollars, they would be turned in tonight. I could really use the extra cash.
  • by Mike Location: Edenton on Nov 28, 2009 at 03:32 AM
    Why aren't they being a good citizen and doing this year 'round? It's a good way to clean up the neighborhood even if no cash is rewarded. Is your neighbor a drug dealer? Turn him/her in to the cops to empty the trash.

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