2 Salvation Army Bell Ringers Disappear With Donations in Arkansas

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. -- The Salvation Army in central Arkansas says two paid bell-ringers have disappeared with their day's donations, the kettles and the bells they were using.

Maj. Jim Taylor tells the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette that based on the average donations at the stores where the two men were bell-ringing they probably took hundreds of dollars in donations.

One disappeared from a Wal-Mart Supercenter in Maumelle on Dec. 6 and the other from a Walgreens in North Little Rock on Dec. 8.

Neither man has been arrested or charged.

The Salvation Army in the Little Rock area regularly hires employees at minimum-wage to help man the more than 50 red-kettle locations in the Little Rock area.