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Eagle Police were notified May 30 that a donation jar at a local church had been stolen.

A church volunteer told officers that she went to pick up the jar, which was full of coins, after a Sunday service and discovered that it was missing. She asked people around the church if they had noticed anything, but no one reported any unusual activity.

The donation jar was a one gallon glass container nearly filled with change. The volunteer estimated there could be $400 to $500 worth of coins in the jar, based on previous collection amounts.

Eagle Police sent out a request to City Market to see if the store's loss prevention officer could look through previous surveillance tapes to see if there were any suspicious customers using the coin-counting machine at the store around the time of the theft.

An Eagle woman contacted police last week when she became suspicious of an Internet loan service.

The woman reported she had contacted an Internet company to inquire about obtaining a loan. A man who identified himself as a company representative then called her and said if she sent $125 via Western Union to a person in India, the company would send her a $900 cash loan. She then received another call from a "company representative" who said due to taxes, she needed to send an additional $122 before the $900 loan would be sent.

The woman told police she sent both payments, but when she called the number she was instructed to call, the company did not answer the phone. She told officers that she had filled out forms on the company website and provided information including her bank account numbers, social security number and other personal data.

Eagle Police researched the number the woman provided and discovered complaints from several consumers who did not receive promised loan money after they had sent payments to India. Police reported those findings to the local woman.

During the past several weeks, a number of items have been turned into Eagle Police including:

• A FirstBank debit card. When contacted, the owner noted it has been missing for weeks and that he had replaced it. The owner instructed police to destroy the card.

• A Colorado license plate registered to a local construction company.

• A Santa Cruz skateboard, near Eagle Town Park.

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The VailDaily Updated Jun 20, 2012 01:00PM Published Jun 20, 2012 01:00PM Copyright 2012 The VailDaily. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.