Police: Employee arrested for stealing from safe

Deputies in Hall County have arrested a Dollar General employee for stealing thousands from the store she worked at.

Officials say 25-year-old Alto-resident Amanda Potts Perkins stole $5,570.83 from the safe at the Dollar General on Sunday, Oct. 21.

When her coworkers who began their shifts after the theft discovered the money had been taken, they called 911.

After an investigation, the Hall County Sheriff says they identified Perkins as a suspect and took her into custody.

Investigators were able to recover half the money that was stolen, officials said.

She has been charged with second-degree burglary and booked into the Hall County Jail.

The investigation is ongoing.