Dollar General Employee Accused Of Embezzling Over $11,800

An employee at a local Dollar General store has been arrested after she allegedly embezzled a large sum of money.

Smithfield Police said loss prevention personnel for Dollar General notified officers on Oct. 6th that four bank deposits for the Dollar General at 829 S. Brightleaf Boulevard were missing.

Following an investigation, Cynthia Ann Briggs, 48, of the 600 block of N. 4th Street, Smithfield was arrested Monday at her home and charged with four felony counts of larceny by an employee.

From Oct. 1 – 6, police allege Briggs stole $11,836.53 from the Dollar General.  Briggs allegedly admitted to taking the money.  $1,768.45 of the missing money has been recovered.

Briggs was given a $5,000 bond on the felony charges.