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Arrest after fund for boy's funeral stolen

August 20, 2010 12:37:54 AM PDT
Glendale police arrested a man who allegedly stole a funeral fund for a 6-year-old who had died after a long battle with leukemia.Eduardo Morales died last week.

Owners of the El Mexicano meat market set out a donation jar to help the boy's family pay for his funeral. They'd collected about $300 when a thief stole the jar. The crime was caught on videotape.

Officers spotted 25-year old Arthur Madoyan on Tuesday and arrested him. Madoyan allegedly told police he spent the money on food and cigarettes.

Another collection jar has been place inside the store, and police are helping out. Officers have reportedly raised $500 to replace the stolen funds.