FORT COLLINS, Colo. — A Salvation Army bell ringer police say took off with a red kettle full of cash last Friday has been found and arrested.
Nicholas Rosselis-Freeman, 27, was arrested Thursday and booked into the Larimer County Jail on suspicion of theft, Fort Collins Police announced Friday.
On Nov. 30, Rosselis-Freeman was ringing the bell seeking donations outside the King Soopers at S. Timberline Road and E. Drake Street in Fort Collins when he allegedly took off with the kettle.
A Salvation Army worker arrived at the supermarket to pick up the donations, but couldn’t locate the suspect or the kettle.
“I went to the customer service desk and when I came back out, he was gone,” Capt. Isaias Braga said.
Rosselis-Freeman was hired from a staffing agency to ring the bell, according to the Salvation Army. An estimated $400 was inside the stolen kettle.