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Published on Thursday December 23, 2010 - 9:19 AM
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FOREST GROVE, Oregon - Mickey Johnson from Forest Grove was raising money for Leukemia using a stocking hung from a pole in the front yard. The idea was to have neighbors or anyone passing by to have their photo taken with "Santa" and leave donations.

Yesterday evening a teen boy walked up to the stocking as though he was to leave a donation. Instead he quickly grabbed the stocking and took off running, getting away with $100 in cash.

Mickey Johnson says the teen boy asked what the donations were for just before he grabbed the stocking.

The teen thief is white, about 17, and wore a dark hooded sweatshirt and dark shorts. According to witnesses, he was also accompanied by a male and female of about the same age.

Anyone with information about the theft should call police at 503-992-3260.

Johnson says he'll be back at the job and hopes to make up for the missing cash.