Pair arrested in heist of 100000 diapers

John Forbes and Jason Havel

Police in Fox Crossing allege the men stole almost 1,800 cases of diapers - valued at more than $45,000 - from a charitable organization that provides goods to families in need. About 1,700 cases of diapers were stolen, totaling $45,000 in value.

John Forbes (L) and Jason Havel (R). The men have yet to be charged and are being held in the Winnebago County Jail.

The suspects were reselling the diapers, police said.

Blashka says it appears the items were stolen so they could be sold for cash.

Blashka declined to specify what type of equipment was used in the thefts.

A tip led investigators to diapers at a location in Ashwaubenon, and another tip led to a suspicious incident call at the Valley Road warehouse in early February.

"After interviewing this current employee along with a former employee, investigators were able to confirm their involvement with this case was along with several other unreported thefts".

The arrests are just the latest in a string of diaper theft schemes.

The bank provides diapers for almost 900 babies each month from low-income families. The program supplied 300,000 diapers to babies in the Fox Cities in 2016, according to the Post-Crescent.

After the theft was announced last week, Kimberly-Clark and Amazon each donated 100,000 diapers to the diaper bank.

The United Way distributed 300,000 diapers to needy families in northeast Wisconsin previous year.

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