• Cape woman accused of stealing donated Toys for Tots gifts


    BARNSTABLE, Mass. (MyFoxBoston.com) – A Hyannis woman is accused of stealing toys from her neighbors on Christmas Eve.

    Police responded to Hinckley Road in Hyannis for a reported theft at about 9:15 p.m. Tuesday. Two victims told police they were given a ride by their neighbor, Janice Tully, to pick up donated toys for their five children.

    Tully drove the two victims to the Barnstable Police Department and the Independence House so they could pick up $500 worth of toys donated through the USMC Toys for Tots Foundation Program. Investigators allege after filling her trunk with the toys, Tully left the Independence House without the two victims and said she would give them the toys later. The victims took a taxi home.

    When Tully returned home several hours later and was confronted by the victims, she told them that the toys were gone and gave several different reasons why before she went into her home.

    After an investigation, police located some of the toys in Tully's trunk; however, she refused to admit where the majority of the toys were. Tully, 49, was arrested on charges of felony larceny of property over $250 and held on $200 bail. She will be arraigned on Dec. 26.

    An officer, who is also the Barnstable Police liaison to the USMC Toys for Tots Foundation, was able to give the two victims additional donated toys for their five children, just in time for Christmas.

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