The following press release has been issued by Towns County Sheriff's Office. All suspects are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.
A 33-year-old Hiawassee woman was arrested after Towns County Sheriff’s Investigators conducted an investigation into stolen deposits. There were four deposits missing from the Dollar General Store located on Highway 288 in Hiawassee.
Amanda Shelton, an employee of the store, was arrested as a result of the investigation.
Shelton was charged with 2 counts of Theft by Unlawful Appropriation. The deposits were taken between December 2, 2016 and January 3, 2017. The total amount of the deposits taken was over $10,000. The investigation case report will be referred to the District Attorney’s Office for Prosecution.
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