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Supplies Stolen from Low Income School Children

School Supplies (FILE)

It takes a really low person to steal school supplies intended for low-income school children. But authorities in Maine say it really happened.

The Associated Press carried a story about it, and I’m wondering how low a person would have to stoop to do such a thing.

In the process, they left someone else to try to somehow undo the damage.

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AUBURN, Maine (AP) – Police in Maine are looking for a man who made off with pencils, notebooks, crayons and other school supplies that were meant to fill backpacks to be given to low-income students before the start of school.

The supplies were donated by shoppers at an Auburn Big Lots. They were going to be placed in the roughly 550 backpacks the United Way had collected for low-income students.

Joleen Bedard, executive director at the United Way, said a man pretending to be a United Way volunteer went to Big Lots on Monday and said he was there to pick up the supplies.

Bedard tells the Sun Journal that United Way is scrambling for more school supplies and that despite the setback, the backpacks will be distributed as scheduled on Friday.

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