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Couple who stole funeral fund in Merced sought

The Merced County Sheriff’s Department is looking for a couple who stole $200 in Christmas donations a store was collecting to pay funeral expenses for a friend of the owners.

A video camera at M and A Market on the 2900 block of Beachwood Avenue recorded a man and woman deputies now seek. The white man, about 5-feet-7 and 180 pounds, wore a blue jacket when he was recorded grabbing the jar on his way out. The white woman, about 5-feet-8 and 220 pounds, had curly brown hair and wore a white t-shirt.

Anyone with information should call sheriff's Det. Jason Jacklitsch at (209) 385-7472.