Stealing from charity bin is as low as it gets

I have often read the letter to the editor that phrased” I saw what you did, and I know who you are”

This in regards to people stealing the empty bottles that are left at our local recycle bins in Fruitvale.

These bottles are left in good faith for the receiving charity to pick up , cash in , and receive some much needed cash flow.

This past Sunday, after finishing off an enjoyable round of golf at Champion Lakes, I stopped off at the Local AG Foods to pick up a few items for dinner. I stayed in the truck while my wife went in.

During this time I saw a small import vehicle pullout of the parking lot and slowly pull up to the bin that holds these bottles and cans for charity.

There were also a few bags on the outside of this bin. The driver, looking like he was going to drop off his recycling, dropped a piece of cardboard, the size of a cigarette pack, into the cardboard bin … then quickly picked up all the bottles and cans that were around the “Charity Bin”… closed his tailgate, and got into his vehicle, all while making sure not to look up so no one would recognize him.

I couldn’t believe it. I had heard of this happening, didn’t believe someone would stoop so low, but I have now seen it and I am a believer.

Our local charities depend on every dollar they can raise, but now they have to compete with someone who is casing out the local charity dropoff.

Shame, shame , shame.

If you need the bottles that bad, the next time I have a load of bottles to drop off, I can just drop them at your house or give me a call and I will put some out in my driveway for you.

By the way, just after you left a fellow dropped off a box of empty beer bottles, better hurry before the charity picks them up.

Ben Postmus

Fruitvale