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Poor Box Thief Previously Charged for Stealing Credit Cards

Robert Hanna, 43 of Colts Neck was charged in June after police found stolen credit cards and social security numbers.

For Robert Hanna, 43 of Colts Neck, being arrested for allegedly stealing money from church poor boxes was not the first brush with the law.

Hanna was arrested in June and charged with theft of lost property, after police allegedly found credit cards, a social security card and a wholesale membership card on Hanna which belonged to a Howell woman.

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Hanna was released from Monmouth County Jail after posting a $25,000 bail with no ten percent option for the alleged credit card theft.

, which also included debit cards and bank checks belonging to numerous victims.

On two separate occasions in April and September, .

According to police, Hanna was arrested in April after security surveillance set up at the church was reviewed, and his arrest in September led to a confession to stealing from a Red Bank church.

Hanna is still being held in Monmouth County Jail on $1,000 bail for the alleged church theft, no ten percent option. 

Nick J. September 10, 2012 at 07:09 PM
To Patch: the article is a little confusing as he appears to be released after posting a $25,000 bond, then in the last sentence he is still be held on a $1,000 bond. Nevertheless, this big time loser needs to be taught a lesson so that he stops stealing. What is wrong with our judicial system???
Kaitlyn Anness September 10, 2012 at 07:14 PM
Nick, sorry that is confusing. He was released on a $25,000 bail for the first charge of allegedly stealing credit cards and checks. He is still in jail now for the alleged theft of a Red Bank church poor box.

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