LAKE HAVASU CITY – A 38-year-old Lake Havasu City man was cited and released on charges of theft when he allegedly stole $130 in cash from an auxiliary box at Havasu’s Veterans of Foreign Wars building.
Police say that George C. Hoskins, a custodian at the VFW, entered the building’s office and reached into the auxiliary box, which contains envelopes filled with cash, and took the money from inside of them.
Police say the crime was discovered on Jan. 31 by VFW employees who were counting auxiliary funds, and found that the contents of several envelopes didn’t match the receipts indicating their dollar-amounts. According to the police report, Hoskins was identified as the offender through video surveillance footage.
When VFW officials attempted to confront Hoskins, the report said, Hoskins left. Officers searched for Hoskins and were eventually able to contact him by telephone. Hoskins allegedly admitted to the theft and agreed to turn himself in to police custody. Hoskins was cited and released Feb. 10 and later informed officers that he had contacted VFW officials and that he had agreed to repay the allegedly stolen money.