Killeen police arrested a woman they said stole from a former employer.

Nicole Catherine Thompson, 34, was charged with felony theft more than $1,500 but less than $20,000 for allegedly falsifying loans at the payday and bad credit loan business Cash In Advance located on Rancier Avenue.

Thompson was employed in 2012 as a clerk at the business with the authorization to enter into loan contracts.

In mid-July, Thompson stopped showing up for work. Around that time, a manager of the business began to identify loans she believed were fraudulent, according to an arrest affidavit.

Loans had been made to previous customers with various Social Security numbers and fake addresses in the three months leading up to when Thompson stopped showing up for work. All questionable loans had been signed and authorized by Thompson, the affidavit stated.

The manager told police Thompson had taken all the cash from the loans. The total amount taken was $5,350.

Thompson also was wanted for a charge of misdemeanor theft of property for allegedly pawning electronics she had been renting from a local business.

Police arrested Thompson on Saturday. Justice of the Peace Garland Potvin set her bail at $25,000.

Contact Philip Jankowski at philipj@kdhnews.com or (254) 501-7553

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