A 48-year-old South Jersey man caught stealing from a donation bin later planned to sell the clothes at a flea market, according to police in Gloucester Township, Camden County.
Police say they spotted Michael Okpor, of the 200 block of White Horse Pike in Berlin drive into the parking lot of the EZ Food Stop on Sicklerville Road, at 10:55 p.m. Monday. Okpor then parked his vehicle and begin removing clothes from a donation bin operated by South Jersey Ventures LLC, police say. In all, he took five bags of clothes form the bin.
When police approached him, they spotted nine other bags of clothes in the back seat of his vehicle. Police say those clothes were later determined as stolen from a donation container in Lawnside operated by the Read Foundation.
Police believe Okpor planned to sell the clothes at a local flea market.
Okpor was charged with theft and release pending a summons to municipal court. The clothing was returned to the two groups.