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Lindenhurst man accused of stealing cancer donation jar

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A Lindenhurst man was arrested Tuesday and is accused of stealing a donation jar from a 7-Eleven store in Lindenhurst that contained cash to be donated to help advance childhood cancer research, Suffolk County police said Feb. 13.

Matthew Donadeo, 20, remains behind bars after appearing in court Thursday to face the misdemeanor petit larceny charge in connection with the theft. Authorities allege he snatched the donation jar off the counter at a 7-Eleven convenience store on North Green Avenue in Lindenhurst on Feb. 3.

The store’s manager, Dianne Pine, told reporters earlier this month that the jar contained about $70 and was being collected for cancer research in memory of her daughter Isabella Pine.

Pine took to Facebook on Tuesday to react to the news of Donadeo’s arrest, saying, “I’m so glad they finally caught him and I want to thank everyone who helped turn him in with all the tips.”

Suffolk County police said they received numerous tips from the public after releasing store surveillance video that captured the theft.

Donadeo was arrested Tuesday at a friend’s home. Police said he was also charged with criminal contempt, a felony, in connection with an unrelated incident.

Officials said an investigation is still ongoing.

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