Surveillance Video Shows Relief Fund Thief

Surveillance video shows a person walking into a Japanese Market in Jacksonville and stealing a jar filled with money to help those in Japan impacted by the devastating earthquake and tsunami.

According to store employees it happened early Saturday morning at the Tomodachi Japanese Market. Store employees say the person broke into the store before it was open and stole several items including the relief fund jar filled with $200 dollars in it.

The storeowner’s husband, Kenneth Creamer says, “It's not so bad to steal from us, but when they take the Earthquake Relief Fund they're stealing from the community who gave and the people who gave and the people who have nothing because of the earthquake."

Creamer says they have never had a break-in before in the 11 years they’ve been open, so they didn’t think to bring the jar home with them.

The owner of the store, Kazuko Creamer, says, “If we catch the person, take them to Japan and put in the middle of the tsunami."

The owner has replaced the stolen jar with another, but they say now every night they bring the jar home with them. The store employees have filed a police report.


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  • by anniejapanie Location: Okinawa, Japan on Mar 20, 2011 at 06:04 PM
    I agree with Why and Vickie! what is up with the tiny pictures? I mentioned that to your service department 2 years ago....what's wrong with giving us a bigger picture? then just maybe someone will recognize the thief:)
  • by C G Location: Bear Grass on Mar 20, 2011 at 05:00 PM
    we needed the $$$ for our charter school fund
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      by Critter on Mar 21, 2011 at 06:43 AM in reply to C G
      I wouldn't put my DOG in a charter school!! I put my kid there for a brief period and wasn't impressed at all. She was in Montesorri in Washington, NC.
  • by Why Location: BOCO on Mar 20, 2011 at 04:44 PM
    Why can't you put a picture that is big enough to tell something about it or at least enable us to enlarge it.
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      by Vickie on Mar 20, 2011 at 05:13 PM in reply to Why
      I have ask,the same thing before,with no answer given.A tiny little picture...I guess no one wears Bi Focals anymore,so they think.At least in this story, they had a video,so we CAN enlarge that one!
  • by rl Location: bear grass on Mar 20, 2011 at 04:06 PM
    hang 'em high
  • by Not a fan on Mar 20, 2011 at 03:42 PM
    That is horrible! What kind of person would do something like that? I really hope they catch this person.
  • by Obama Snake Oil Co Location: Washington on Mar 20, 2011 at 03:16 PM
    Well folks, the DNC is raising money for the 2012 campaign...obviously, Obama has already robbed America and will need all he can get...
    • reply
      by april on Mar 20, 2011 at 03:42 PM in reply to Obama Snake Oil Co
      Your post makes no sense...
      • reply
        by BLAHammed on Mar 20, 2011 at 04:37 PM in reply to april
        It makes perfect sense.Think about it a few years.
        • reply
          by Common Sense on Mar 21, 2011 at 07:14 AM in reply to BLAHammed
          Of course it makes perfect sense to a complete idiot. I'm still thinking about a few years ago when the crooked Republicans almost bankrupted America, and these right-wing idiots could do nothing but cheer them on.
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      by anon. on Mar 21, 2011 at 07:14 AM in reply to Obama Snake Oil Co
      what did he rob from america?
    • reply
      by BLAHammed on Mar 21, 2011 at 08:06 AM in reply to Obama Snake Oil Co
      Common nonSense Look who's in there trying to help fix oBLAHmas spending frenzies.Good Grief.Time to put up some more Do You MISS ME YET signs.
      • reply
        by Common Sense on Mar 21, 2011 at 11:07 AM in reply to BLAHammed
        I don't see too many of those signs. Whatever people may think of Obama, they DO NOT miss the stammering Bush. Remember how high the unemployment rates were when Bush left office? I do. Remember ho low the DOW was when Bush left office? I do. There have already been more jobs created during Obama's term than in ALL EIGHT YEARS of Bush. You continue to believe whatever lies you want to, but don't think we're ALL fools.
        • reply
          by BLAHammed on Mar 21, 2011 at 12:13 PM in reply to Common Sense
          You actually believe everything pelosi says dont you.Google the the uneployment rate every year bush was prez.Then google oBLAHmas years and unemployment rate.You really should lay off the PJ (pelosi juice).I got lay off 2 weeks after oBLAHmas inauguration and still am to this day.This guy has done nothing for the counstruction trade.He is killing it or has killed it.
      • reply
        by Obama Snake Oil Co on Mar 21, 2011 at 12:59 PM in reply to BLAHammed
        Uncommon Nonsense and those 78% republican sponsored bills are= Trust me, you cannot defend what the democrats passed while they controlled both houses. Why? Times, dates and names all exist and democrats did it all. Did you forget that? Of course you did.....Oh, hows that Obamas war going fer ya? He didn't even have congressional authority....
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      by Obama Snake Oil Co on Mar 21, 2011 at 08:50 AM in reply to Obama Snake Oil Co
      Crooked Republicans? I suggest you look at budgets under Bush and compare that Obama spent more his first year than Bush did 8 years. If you are going to make a valid point, use valid facts. Democrats have had both houses...with the record of spending over the roof by year. All they have done was stolen from your children's children for what? I am sure you can share all those improvements we paid a trillion for?
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        by Common Sense on Mar 21, 2011 at 11:09 AM in reply to Obama Snake Oil Co
        You're confusing Obama's spending with commitments made while Bush was still Pres. The Republican party is responsible for 78% of our current deficit.
        • reply
          by BLAHammed on Mar 21, 2011 at 07:27 PM in reply to Common Sense
          $4BILLION a day when you wake up in the morning it is another $4billion when you wake up the next morning etc,etc,etc!Thank your oBLAHma for this.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 20, 2011 at 03:05 PM
    It takes a sorry person.
  • by LSD Location: Henrico on Mar 20, 2011 at 02:50 PM
    That's low. Shame.
  • by BLAHammed on Mar 20, 2011 at 02:44 PM
    Talk about a glutton for punishment.Well maybe she is on a crack diet.
  • by SkinnyGuy Location: Not in the cookie jar. on Mar 20, 2011 at 02:33 PM
    Cant you see she is hungry.Must not make enough on disability.
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