Police: East Tennessee woman hospitalized to remove stolen $5,000 from rectum

Police: East Tennessee woman hospitalized to remove stolen $5,000 from rectum

September 4th, 2013 by The Knoxville News Sentinel in Local - Breaking News

Christie Black

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A theft charge is pending against a Hawkins County woman who allegedly stole $5,000 from her boyfriend and was then hospitalized for injuries suffered attempting to remove the cash from her "hiding place."

Around 1 a.m. Tuesday, the Hawkins County Sheriff's Office was dispatched to the home of Bobby Gulley, 249 North Ridge Road, Bulls Gap, on a complaint that his girlfriend was stealing from him.

Gulley told HCSO Sgt. Michael Allen he'd "set a trap" for Christie Black, 43, also of that address, by placing two envelopes containing $4,000 and $1,000 in $100 bills in an old medicine bag.

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