Chicago man charged with stealing donation jar from St. Charles restaurant

A Chicago man has been charged with theft after he allegedly stole a donation jar last month from a St. Charles restaurant that was being used to collect money for a sick co-worker.

Kendrick T. Archibald, 33, of Chicago, has been charged with theft, a misdemeanor. On Thursday, he was taken into custody and transported to the Kane County Jail to await bond call.

On Aug. 17, the St. Charles Police Department received a report of a theft at Jimmy John’s restaurant, 3841 E. Main St. Restaurant employees had placed a jar on the counter by the cash register in order to collect donations for a sick co-worker, according to a news release from the St. Charles Police Department.

The employees told police that on Aug. 10, a man had entered the restaurant and stole the jar containing the money from the counter, the release stated. The department investigated the crime and obtained a warrant for Archibald’s arrest.

Police did not know how much money the jar contained.

Eric Schelkopf

Eric Schelkopf

Eric Schelkopf covers St. Charles and writes entertainment stories for the Kane County Chronicle.