by: Courtney Mickens Updated:
A Dollar General employee is accused of stealing five pre-paid debit cards from the store where she worked.
Each of the cards were valued at either $250 or $500 for a total of $2,250. The employee pretended a transaction was made each time to cover her tracks, according to police.
- Teen chokes man to death after seeing him beat mom unconscious, police say
- 14-year-old stabbed at Memphis bus stop
- Dead mouse found in Chick-Fil-A sandwich, woman claims
- 7-time lottery winner shares tips for winning Powerball
Eleesha Tolbert said her drug addicted mother did not pay their electric bill, so their power had been turned off.
She told officers that she needed to steal the debt cards in order to survive.
Tolbert told police that she felt so guilty when she came back to work, she returned two of the unused cards.
Officers said the store wanted to prosecute the employee, therefore she was taken into custody.
© 2017 Cox Media Group.
Memphis woman says she was forced to steal to keep her power on
Teen to spend most of his life behind bars in murder of young father
New letter from infamous hijacker D.B. Cooper leads to accusations of…
Man threatens woman with butter knife, overdoses, police say
Florida man covered in facial tattoos arrested in car theft, police say