MILTON, Ga. – For the past several weeks, someone has been taking money from the Milton chapter of Alcoholics Anonymous.
AA board members told police that members attending meetings make voluntary donations to the group via envelopes of money placed in a mail slot leading to a safe. Since early November, money has gone missing from the safe. They say at least 15 envelopes, each containing about $50, have vanished.
On Nov. 12, an AA member saw a regular return to the building after a meeting and enter the closet where the safe is stored. When confronted, the suspect produced one of the money envelopes, allegedly apologizing and saying he had never done such a thing before. He left in a black SUV, later found to be registered to a Canton address.