Steamboat woman accused of burning employer’s cash
February 10, 2011
Steamboat Springs — A 45-year-old Steamboat Springs woman was arrested on suspicion of theft Wednesday after police said she admitted to burning $6,000 to $7,000 of her employer's money.
Steamboat Springs Police Department Detective Jerry Stabile said Kim Dallett Murrah had worked at Southside Station, 905 Weiss Drive, for several years and became disgruntled.
Stabile said he assumed Murrah was working at the gas station Wednesday morning when she destroyed the cash that was to be deposited.
"She was in charge of deposits, so she had access to it," Stabile said.
He said Murrah destroyed financial statements.
Stabile said Murrah turned herself in at the police station. Murrah was arrested on suspicion of felony theft and second-degree criminal tampering. She was released at noon Wednesday in lieu of $10,000 bail.
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Messages left for Southside Station owners Steve and Denise Peterson were not returned immediately Thursday.