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Man charged over charity tin theft

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A man has been charged after a charity tin was stolen from a Cairns hotel.

Police say the 42-year-old man was staying at the hotel when he went to reception after hours and forcibly removed a metal charity tin from a secured area on January 4.

CCTV footage was used to identify the man, who was charged with stealing overnight.

He is due to face the Mossman Magistrates Court on February 3.