JCPD: Krystal employee charged with theft


JOHNSON CITY, TN (WJHL) – Johnson City Police Department officers arrested a woman on theft of property charges Thursday, following a report of embezzlement from a local restaurant.

According to a JCPD news release, a supervisor at Krystal, 504 N. State of Franklin Road in Johnson City, reported on Dec. 7, 2015 that one of his employees – identified as Helen Russell Cole, 44, of Chucky, had an unusually large amount of orders that had been charged to her register.

It was later revealed that more than $500 had been taken from the register Cole was using over the period of five shifts.

On Thursday, police located Cole during a stop for a traffic violation.

A records check showed an active warrant on file for theft of property.

Cole was arrested and charged with theft of property over $500.

She was taken to the Washington County Detention Center, where she was being held on $1,000 bond.

Cole was scheduled to be arraigned in Sessions Court Friday at 1:30 p.m.Copyright 2016 WJHL. All rights reserved.

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