TPD: Woman Steals More Than $170,000 from Employer

By: Donnitra Gilbert Email
By: Donnitra Gilbert Email

Thomasville -- October 7, 2011

Thomasville police arrested Kelli Benton after a four month investigation revealed she took thousands of dollars from Southern Sales and Services Incorporated over a four year period.

WCTV did speak with the owner who says he feels betrayed because he trusted Benton.

Benton is charged with felony theft by taking.


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  • by chili on Oct 14, 2011 at 06:38 AM
    $42,500.00 a year is not a bad salary.
  • by Anonymous on Oct 10, 2011 at 12:05 PM
    hope they throw the book at her, she a real winner.
  • by Dan Location: Marianna on Oct 8, 2011 at 10:04 AM
    Well, according the idiots marching on Wall Street, she just took what she was entitled to because the rich corporation had most likely stolen it from someone else. She was just re-distributing the wealth.
  • by tville Location: tville on Oct 8, 2011 at 09:49 AM
    I agree with anonymous about the whole TPD thing. That has always confused me, glad I'm not the only one
  • by ml Location: Tallahassee on Oct 8, 2011 at 08:09 AM
    I am constantly amazed that business people don't do periodic audits. Yes, they cost a bit but should be considered necessities and might prevent such thefts and consequent legal troubles.
  • by Capone Location: Tallahassee on Oct 8, 2011 at 12:25 AM
    Her big problem is that she's plain stupid. Her first mistake was stealing from a business that's incorporated. Her second mistake was getting greedy. But being plain stupid is enough.
  • by Anonymous on Oct 7, 2011 at 08:17 PM
    When you put TPD in the headline it makes it difficult to know if it is Tallahassee Police, or Thomasville Police. I read the headline and figured that a South Ga.e woman working in Tallahassee was arrested.
  • by Lilly Love Location: Open for business on Oct 7, 2011 at 06:24 PM
    Is she single?
  • by Steve Location: Not in Marietta on Oct 7, 2011 at 06:24 PM
    Folks this is just lame! Four years? $170,000.00? This hoodrat could have been stealing a whole lot more, and much longer than before and during the investigation! I would've perhaps looked for 'smoke signals' that something may have been wrong.
  • by anonymous on Oct 7, 2011 at 05:32 PM
    Moron. You'll always get caught.
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