Three Grinches Nabbed For Stealing Items From "Toys For Needy Children" Donation Box

A trio of women is facing theft charges for allegedly swiping items from a “Toys for Needy Children” donation box outside a Walmart in Illinois.

According to cops in Aledo, the women stole the toys last night from a box that was placed in front of the retailer by a local Jaycees organization. The group distributes the collected toys to several hundred children in Mercer County, which is just south of the Quad Cities area.

Police arrested Deandra Cooke, 18; Lacinda Granado-Overton, 25; and Tarica Wright, 26, in connection with the toy thefts. They were each hit with a felony theft charge and booked into county jail.

All three defendants have previously been arrested for theft, according to court records.

Pictured above, Cooke (left), Granado-Overton (center), and Wright (right) remain in the Mercer County lockup, where bond has not been set, according to a jail official.