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Police arrest man for allegedly stealing donations for sick kids

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The Lee's Summit Police Department said Michael W. Sterbach, 49, turned himself in late Tuesday afternoon when he learned he was the focus of the investigation. The Lee's Summit Police Department said Michael W. Sterbach, 49, turned himself in late Tuesday afternoon when he learned he was the focus of the investigation.
LEE'S SUMMIT, MO (KCTV) -

The Jackson County prosecutor has filed charges against an Overland Park man accused of stealing two donation displays for the Children's Miracle Network.

The prosecutor's office said Wednesday that 49-year-old Michael W. Sterbach is charged with two felony counts of stealing for allegedly taking the containers, which had about $90 in them.

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

The prosecutor's office says video images show a man hauling off the displays from a Lee's Summit store on Oct. 26 and Nov. 2.

The prosecutor's office says each display was also worth about $500.

Sterbach told police he wanted to get money for drugs. Lee's Summit police say he surrendered to police after learning he was the focus of the investigation.

Investigators said they received numerous tips from the public and would like to thank the many citizens who provided information on the case through social media and the TIPS Hotline.

Copyright 2013 KCTV (Meredith Corp.) All rights reserved.  The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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