Pontotoc Police Chief Larry Poole said a Pontotoc man and woman were arrested after they alleged donations to them would benefit The Salvation Army and Angel Tree Program in Pontotoc.
Poole said that Antonio D. Robinson, 26, of Naylor Street, and Shirley S. Watson, 21, of Maple Street, were charged with soliciting funds door-to-door without a permit.
Poole said the two were ticketed Dec. 21 on Creekside Drive after numerous calls from local residents.
"We had calls from residents in Hillcrest Subdivision, Brooks Street and Bolton Street," Poole said.
Salvation Army officials said their organization does not solicit donations door-to-door.
Local Salvation Army store workers alerted police after fielding several calls from local residents questioning the validity of the donation requests.
Poole said that anyone soliciting door-to-door donations must have a signed permit and other identification documents.
"You have to appear before the board of aldermen and obtain a special permit," Poole said. "Plus any activity like that would have been well publicized in advance."