$100,000 Bail for Palos Man Charged in Cancer Donation Theft
Palos Hills man turns himself in after being identified on a surveillance video.
Joseph Campione, 45, of Palos Hills, was being held in lieu of $100,000 bail after appearing in court Thursday on felony theft charges that he stole a cannister filled with donations for an Alsip woman fighting cancer, the Chicago Tribune is reporting.
Crestwood police said Campione turned himself in at 7:45 a.m. Thursday after tips from the surveillance video released to the media helped police identify him.
"The first thing you have to do is be angry when you see somebody do that," said Kelly Stawicki, who has stage III colon cancer. "But like I said, I have a heart, you know. I feel bad he's got to spend Christmas in jail."
The 27-year-old Alsip woman and her family have been raising money to help pay down more than $100,000 in medical bills that have accumulated since August. She was laid off from her data-entry job last December and doesn't have insurance.