Man stealing donation jars from KC-area stores

LEE'S SUMMIT, Mo. (AP) - A Kansas man suspected of stealing donation jars for the Children's Miracle Network from several Kansas City-area businesses has turned himself in to police.

Lee's Summit police say the man from Overland Park is jailed but has not been formally charged. They say in a news release that the man surrendered to police after learning he was the focus of the investigation.

Police allege he has stolen a total of six donation jars from businesses in Excelsior Springs and Lee's Summit in Missouri and in Leavenworth, Kan. The jars are about 4 feet tall and can contain up to $6,000.

The money is used to help provide medical care for children.

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