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Australia Bushfire charity tin stolen in Melbourne

13:40  10 january  2020
13:40  10 january  2020 Source:   msn.com

SA man 'masqueraded as bushfire victim'

  SA man 'masqueraded as bushfire victim' Adelaide police have arrested and charged a man with posing as a victim of the Adelaide Hills bushfire, alleging he was trying to receive a benefit for himself. Pictures: Australia's bushfire emergency The 59-year-old was charged with attempted deception and traffic offences, including driving unregistered.He has been granted police bail to appear in Mt Barker Magistrates Court in February.

An Anzac charity tin has been stolen by a man while buying an ice cream in Melbourne . Police say the man was loitering around the counter of the Queens Parade shop in North Fitzroy just before 10pm on Saturday, March 29, when he cut the chain to the RSL tin and placed his jumper over it.

The festive season has ended on a sour note for a Melbourne couple who had a charity tin stolen from their house last night. Every Christmas, thousands of families visit Dominic Condello’s spectacular light display at his Greenvale home, and donate money to the Royal Children's Hospital.

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A charity tin raising funds for bushfire victims has been stolen from a Melbourne fast food restaurant.

A man and woman were filmed on CCTV entering the Frankston fast food store on Nepean Highway about 9:30pm on Monday, before the man took the charity tin off the counter and placed it in the woman's handbag.

A supplied image obtained on Friday, January 10, 2020, two people police are searching after a charity tin was stolen at a fast food restaurant in Frankston. © AAP A supplied image obtained on Friday, January 10, 2020, two people police are searching after a charity tin was stolen at a fast food restaurant in Frankston.

Police on Friday released the CCTV and images of two people they believe may be able to help with their enquiries.

Heartless scammers door-knocking for bushfire funds

  Heartless scammers door-knocking for bushfire funds Cruel crims looking to take advantage of the bushfire crisis have begun visiting homes seeking donations, while others have been arrested and charged for looting.And in Batemans Bay, in NSW, three people have been arrested and charged, accused of allegedly looting houses on the frontline of the fire emergency.

Bushfires in Australia impact extensive areas and cause property damage and have accounted for the deaths of 800 people in Australia since 1851, and millions of animals.

Heartless thieves have robbed a woman who was sheltering from the destructive bushfires in Victoria’s south-west. Café owner Beverly Carroll was taking refuge at home when thieves broke through the back door of her Terang business.

Pictures: Australia's bushfire emergency

Shan and Rob Hutchings pose for a photo with daughters Holly, 17yrs-old and Fern, 9yrs-old on January 9, 2020 in Clifton Creek, Australia. The Hutchings family were evacuated from their home on December 30 as bushfires burned around their property. While their house survived, they lost a shed and were left without electricity, plumbing and water. The family is staying at the Bairnsdale Relief Centre, as with worsening bushfire conditions expected this weekend and the risk of spot fires, it is too dangerous for them to stay on their property. Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has extended the State of Disaster for the next 48 hours as the state remains on high bushfire alert with dangerous weather conditions forecast for Friday. The Bureau of Meteorology has issued an extreme fire danger forecast for the north of the state on Friday, with a severe warning for the Mallee and north-east districts. Three people died in the fires that swept across East Gippsland last week. More than 923,000 hectares have been burnt across Victoria, with hundreds of homes and properties destroyed.

At Microsoft News Australia we've partnered with the giving platform Benevity to raise funds for Australian Red Cross, St Vincent De Paul Society and The Salvation Army; these organisations are helping communities across the country devastated by bushfires. You can help these organisations by donating here and for the latest news and RFS links visit Bushfire emergency.

Tourists return to bushfire-ravaged NSW communities .
Tourists are starting to return to bushfire-ravaged towns on the New South Wales South Coast, and areas cut off by the fires are also bouncing back. Some business owners in regions cut off during the bushfire crisis reported sale losses of up to 70 per cent. Australians have been urged to buy from bushfire-ravaged communities to help them get back on their feet following the crisis.

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