Three arrested in theft scheme

Published 12:00 am Sunday, September 23, 2007


Three Dallas County women have been arrested and charged with theft in connection with an alleged scheme that bilked their former employer out of more than $65,000.

Authorities said the investigation is ongoing and the amount taken from Check Into Cash, a Selma payday advance center, could climb higher as the probe continues.

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Jacqueline Dimbo, 25, Monica Holman, 37, and Felecia Sallie, 25, all turned themselves in to the Selma Police Department on theft charges.

They were jailed on $7,500 bond each.

Det. Sandra Washburn said the total discovered by investigators was $65,700.

“They’re still finding more,” Washburn said. “Additional charges may be brought against them.”

Sallie reportedly admitted she started the scheme, saying financial difficulties forced her to “make up three accounts for $500 each.”

“She thought she could pay it back,” Washburn said.

“It was a revolving thing that just got out of hand,” Washburn said. “After she was fired the other two kept on. They said they were trying to cover her. They claimed they had no financial gains, but they did.”

The company fired Sallie in May 2007, and investigations are going back to 2006, according to police reports.

The company has brought in auditors to determine the extent of the alleged criminal activity, police said.