Florida woman arrested after stealing donations for slain girl, police say

A woman was arrested who stole a donation jar meant for the family of a slain young girl. (Photo: Jacksonville Sheriff's Office)
A woman was arrested who stole a donation jar meant for the family of a slain young girl. (Photo: Jacksonville Sheriff's Office)

A woman accused of stealing a donation jar with at least $600 meant for the family of a young girl killed earlier this week has been arrested, authorities said.

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Heydi Rivas-Villanueva was shot while sitting in a car, caught in the crossfire of a shooting, investigators said. She died at Wolfson Children's Hospital.

A deputy with the Jacksonville Sheriff's Office was waved down on Friday at the El Tapatio Restaurant when a person said the donation jar had been stolen the previous day. The person said no one had noticed it was gone before then, according to investigators.

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