Man accused of stealing Christmas gifts from youth group
A Reading man is facing charges after police say they busted him stealing Christmas presents from a local youth group.
Police say it happened Thursday at the Hope Rescue Mission on South 6th Street.
Investigators say a local youth group was storing some Christmas gifts in the gym at the mission when some of the presents went missing.
Police say Bautista Ortega-Hernandez was caught on video entering the gym.
A mission employee told police that he saw the stolen Bibles, candy canes and other gifts in Ortega-Hernandez's backpack.
Ortega-Hernandez has been charged with theft.
The shelter says that all the gifts were returned.
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