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Published January 03, 2010, 09:14 AM

Man turns himself in for $300 theft from widower

ST. PAUL – St. Paul police say a 40-year-old man has turned himself in for stealing $300 from an 88-year-old man who he had just withdrawn it for his wife’s funeral.

Police hadn’t issued a warrant for the man, but had released a picture from the U.S. Bank security camera and other information that matched his description.

The suspect is accused of taking three of five $100 bills from the victim, who had come from Florida to the Twin Cities for his wife’s memorial service. She had died on Christmas.

A U.S. Bank spokeswoman has said the bank reimbursed the $300.

The theft occurred Wednesday. St. Paul police say the suspect turned himself in Friday evening.