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Woman nabbed in theft of donations for a murdered girl’s family

Mugshot for Tammy Wynnell Crews, 46, accused of stealing a donation jar from a restaurant that is meant for the family of slain 7-year-old girl.

(Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office)

A Florida woman seen on video swiping a cash-filled donation jar for a slain 7-year-old girl of the family is arrested, Jacksonville, deputies said.

“We can say in the prison? That’s right, Tammy Crew is arrested and booked in the jail,” the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office said in a Facebook post Saturday night.

A lieutenant was on the lookout for the Crew when he stopped her Saturday afternoon and she spontaneously that she was a crack pipe, according to the post.

Crews admitted to an officer that she took the donation jar and used the money to support her Crack-Cocaine addiction,” the post said.

She was charged with grand theft and possession of the crack pipe.

The JSO asked for the public’s help in identifying Crews after she was seen in the video surveillance Friday the donation pot at El Taptio Restaurant, Fox 30 Jacksonville reported.

Authorities say that the jar contained an estimated $600 in cash.

The money was collected to help the family of Heidy Rivas-Villanueva, who was killed by a stray bullet Aug. 11, sitting in a car near the restaurant, the station reported.

The Sheriff’s Office has three people arrested in connection with the girl’s murder, the Florida Times-Union reported.

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