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Suspected red kettle thief arrested

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Madison (WKOW) -- from Madison PD:  The Madison Police have arrested a suspect they believe stole several Salvation Army red kettles around the Madison area.

  The believe 39-year-old Patricia Whitfield scammed several collection locations out of their kettles, including Pierce's Northside Market, Shopko, and Walgreens.

  There are more red kettle thefts Madison police are investigating and believe Whitfield could be responsible for, but she has not yet been charged in those cases.

  Whitfield was arrested at the Rodway Inn on Broadway without incident, and was charged with multiple counts of Theft by Fraud.

  Police say they received many tips that led them to this arrest after all of the press coverage here in Madison.

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