Disabled volunteer robbed
The Scrooge: A wheelchair-bound bell ringer was collecting donations on Nov. 29 when the suspect took off with an iconic item.
Stealing from Boy Scouts
The Scrooge: Surveillance cameras caught an SUV-driving woman stealing, for the third year in a row (2009-2011), from the Scouts' parking lot fundraiser.
Missing Nativity centerpiece
The Scrooge: An Arizona homeowner on Nov. 28 became another victim to a common holiday prank.
Stealing from sick kids
The Scrooge: Many of the donated holiday gifts, including a video game console and a popcorn machine, slated for sick kids disappeared in October from a hospital parking garage.
The Scrooge: A truck-riding Santa Claus left a 4-year-old girl in tears last year after she walked over to meet him.
The Scrooge: An elementary-school teacher angered parents when she let a secret slip out to her second-graders in November.
Town robbed again
The Scrooge: A thief hit a Virginia town's holiday displays this year as well as last year.
A literary Scrooge
The Scrooge: This satirical writer was known for his biting wit and his mysterious disappearance.