Two arrested in diaper theft from Fox Crossing diaper bank

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Two men were arrested after police say they stole nearly 100,000 diapers from a diaper bank in Fox Crossing. 

The diapers stolen from the Fox Cities Diaper Bank were for babies from low-income families. 

The 1,777 cases of diapers were said to be stolen from January 3 to February 13.

Police received several tips that led investigators to a location in Ashwaubenon and another tip to suspicious activity at the Valley Road warehouse. Officials say that the leads were ultimately connected to one another and led to an employee of Valley Packaging. After interviewing that employee along with a former employee, investigators were able to confirm their involvement with this case was along with several other unreported thefts.

Over the weekend, investigators were able to recover eight pallets of diapers and other hygiene products. 

Jason Havel, 42 from Appleton, and John Forbes, 52 from Neenah, were arrested. Havel was a manager for Valley Packaging and Forbes was a former employee of the company. Havel was fired from Valley Packaging. The two are being held in the Winnebago County Jail. 

After hearing about the thousands of diapers stolen in Fox Crossing, Amazon and Huggies each donated 100,000 diapers to that diaper bank on Thursday, March 2. 

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