Mario Farrugia, 49, from Santa Venera was charged with stealing monies intended for charity, from two shops in Ħal Qormi.
He was accused of stealing slightly less than €500 which were collected for Puttinu Cares and -Inspire, among other charities.
Farrugia pleaded not guilty and bail was requested. He was also charged with recidivism. He was granted bail subject to a €500 deposit and a personal guarantee of €7,000.