11/09/2015 11:46 EST | Updated 11/09/2015 11:59 EST

Camrose Man Charged After Complaints Of Poppy Donation Box Thefts

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Poppies, Remembrance Day, Queen's Park, Toronto, Ontario

CAMROSE, Alta. — A 62-year-old man has been arrested after police received complaints about an elderly man stealing poppy donation boxes in a community south of Edmonton.

Police say they received several reports from businesses in Camrose about the thefts.

They arrested a suspect and he now faces charges that include multiple counts of theft under $5,000 dollars and one count of possession of stolen property under $5,000.

Police accuse the man of lifting 11 donation boxes over a one-week period.

He has since been released from custody.

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