Clarksville Woman Accused Of Stealing Purses During Funeral Services

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Clarksville Woman Accused Of Stealing Purses During Funeral Services

CREATED Jun 18, 2014

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – A Clarksville woman has been arrested for allegedly stealing purses during funeral and church services.

Clarksville Police charged 49-year-old Paula Diane Mullens with seven counts of theft. She allegedly stole the purses from three different places over two days.

Clarksville Police said she stole two purses from Sykes Funeral Home on June 9. The next day Mullens allegedly stole a purse at Neal-Tarpley-Parchman Funeral Home.

A woman at a church service at Hillsdale Church of Christ also reportedly had her wallet stolen allegedly by Mullens.

In total, police said she stole more than $1,700, plus bank cards, social security cards and cell phones.

Police said Mullens admitted to the theft after her arrest Tuesday.

She had pleaded guilty to theft of less than $5,000 in July 2013 and was ordered to pay restitution to Walmart on Madison Street, where she had been employed at the time of the theft.

Court records showed surveillance caught Mullens removing $1,040 from her cash register over a period of three days. She had to pay the money back to Walmart, but did not face any jail time or probation.

She was also indicted in January 2014 for allegedly taking several products from Mulligan’s Wine and Spirits between August and September 2013. That case is still pending.

Her bond on the latest charges was set $80,750.