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2 allegedly used Salvation Army bell to raise money for selves

A man and a woman in Modesto used a Salvation Army bell and kettle to fill their own pockets this holiday season, police said Monday.

Domonick Carrie and Khalillah Williams, both 25, were arrested Sunday at a Wal-Mart, the Modesto Bee reported. The newspaper said police found the couple after a Salvation Army employee reported the impostors. (Salvation Army bell ringers do not work on Sundays, but leave their bells at kettles at the stores where they raise money, the newspaper said.)

Modesto Police Sgt. David Chamberlain told the Bee that Williams could face felony charges of conspiracy and obtaining money under false pretenses, and Carrie faces a felony conspiracy charge. At the time of the arrest, Williams was collecting money and Carrie was in a vehicle.

Police do not yet have a count of how much money the pair collected.

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