An Ivins resident is behind bars after stealing funds from a local charity. St. George Police say 36-year-old Gregory Swenson was arrested for theft of two Coins for Kids donations boxes. Officials initially responded to two convenience stores in St. George with reports that the suspect entered both stores and took the donation boxes with an approximate value of less than $100.
After review of the surveillance footage and an investigation, a Maverik store employee recognized Swenson as a regular customer. On January 5, detectives found that Swenson had been booked into the Washington County Jail on unrelated charges. He was then charged on two counts of theft with a $10,000 bail.