Salvation Army kettle stolen

CARBONDALE, Ill. (AP) - Two women are accused of stealing a Salvation Army donation kettle from outside a southern Illinois Wal-Mart.

25 year old Onesha Gibson and 21 year old Kimberly Baggett of Carbondale are free on bond after being charged in the theft last week.

A bell ringer outside a Carbondale Wal-Mart says he and a co-worker noticed the kettle missing just after two women with children walked past and got into a taxi.

The bell ringers wrote down the taxi's license plate number and told police, who arrested the two suspects a short time later.

The Salvation Army says the kettle and the money inside were recovered.

Gibson and Baggett don't have listed home telephone numbers.

Court records don't show whether they have attorneys.