The Wilson House (the birth place of Bill Wilson) in East Dorset, Vermont is in the news again. This time for theft of $930 from the donation box on Thursday March 13, 2014

Vermont police look into missing donation money

Mar. 14, 2014 10:23 AM

EAST DORSET — Vermont police say about $930 went missing from a donation box at the Wilson House in East Dorset.

According to its website, the Wilson House is the birthplace of the co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous and was restored as a memorial to the co-founder and serves as a retreat for people recovering from substance abuse as well as a guest house.

Police say they responded to a report of theft on Thursday and an employee told them someone had stolen more than $900 from a donation box over the span of a month and a half. According to police, it was discovered that the thief had been removing the screws on the lock box and replacing them after slipping money out.

Police ask anyone with information to call the authorities.


The Wilson House was last in the news when Donald Blood III apparently checked in drunk and parked on the lawn on December 24, 2012, resulting in a DUI.

Hotel Guest at the birth place of Bill Wilson arrested Christmas Eve 2012 for DUI at 378 Village Street, East Dorset, VT 05253


Who called the police? Shouldn't they be looking at their part in it?
JR Harris's picture

~You can not moderate the truth. Just don't lie, steal or make stuff up out of thin air and try to minimize the people hurt by AA without it being pointed out to you. It's really very simple.~

fedup's picture

Im surprised they would call the police over such a petty amount! Its definitely not dealt with the way meetings are. Obviously the person in question needed the money, for possible drugs or alcohol. Kudos to them for being brazen enough to use a screwdriver! So, its ok for people to steal money from the donations basket but dont commit this crime at the dead Wilson's house?! See this is what happens when there are double standards in practice. Its still AA, no differentiation at all. Not to mention the glorious Big Book promotes this kind of activity anyhow with all the stories about how Bill and Lois took in drunks etc.
catwalksintoabar's picture

I'm sure the thief will return the money, just as soon as he or she gets to their 9th Step. :)