Police accuse Shore woman of stealing donated toys from collection bin

Police from the North Wildwood Police Department with recovered toys. (Photo courtesy of the North Wildwood Police Department)

Police from the North Wildwood Police Department with recovered toys. (Photo courtesy of the North Wildwood Police Department)

Police have arrested a North Cape May woman for allegedly stealing toys from a collection bin.

Irene Burke, 65, allegedly stole $600 worth of toys from a Christmas toy drive collection bin at the North Wildwood Acme for the Lunch with Lynch Foundation to distribute, according to a North Wildwood Police Department release.

Police charged Burke with theft. The toys were returned to the foundation.

The North Wildwood Police Officer’s Association donated $200 to help cover the loss before Burke’s arrest.

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