- Associated Press - Friday, October 31, 2014

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A Clarksville woman awaiting sentencing after pleading guilty to stealing wallets and purses at church and funeral services has been charged with escape.

The Leaf-Chronicle reported (https://leafne.ws/10aJQYx ) that 49-year-old Paula Diane Mullens failed to return to jail after a furlough on Oct. 20.

Mullens pleaded guilty in October to several counts of felony theft, misdemeanor theft, shoplifting and forgery.

Mullens told a judge she stole hundreds of dollars from the wallets and purses of women attending services at churches and funeral homes.

Before being sentenced, she was allowed to attend a six-month rehabilitation program. Police say she failed a breathalyzer test and was discharged from the program and was supposed to return to jail.

She was booked in the Montgomery County Jail Friday on a $50,000 bond.


Information from: The Leaf-Chronicle, https://www.theleafchronicle.com

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