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Woman tells boss she stole $1,300 to bail daughter out of jail, Decatur police say

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DECATUR — A woman who Facebook messaged her video gambling parlor employers to say she had taken $1,300 out of the till to bail her daughter out of jail was arrested Wednesday morning, Decatur police said.

Detective Sgt. Chris Copeland said the theft happened Tuesday, and the 60-year-old employee of Ruby’s, 4262 N. Prospect Drive, was taken into custody at her home.

“Because we don’t know who her daughter is, we can’t say definitely one way or the other whether the daughter was even incarcerated and actually needed the money to bond out,” Copeland said. “The woman made no statement when she was arrested. The money is gone.”

The manager who received the Facebook message alerted police, and Copeland said detectives checked a couple of names that the manager thought might be the employee’s daughter.

“Neither of those persons was incarcerated,” he said.

The employee was booked on a preliminary charge of theft over $500, which is subject to review by the Macon County State’s Attorney’s Office.

A message seeking comment from Ruby's management Wednesday was not immediately returned.


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Contact Tony Reid at (217) 421-7977. Follow him on Twitter: @TonyJReid

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