Cops: Woman Hid Stolen $5000 In Her Rectum

Tennesseean hospitalized for "severe bleeding"

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Money Hidden In Butt

AUGUST 30--A Tennessee woman is hospitalized and facing a criminal charge for allegedly stealing $5000 from her boyfriend, cash she hid in her rectum and unsuccessfully sought to retrieve with a toilet brush and tongs when confronted by the theft victim, police report.

Christie Black, 43, swiped the money at the residence she shared with Bobby Gulley, according to a Hawkins County Sheriff’s Office report.

Gulley told deputies early Tuesday that the cash--in $100 denominations--had been in two envelopes inside a medicine bag that he placed atop a foosball table. Gulley further explained he did this to “set a trap” for Black, whom he suspected had been stealing from him.

After later discovering the cash missing, Gulley, 46, called cops. He also confronted Black, who reportedly “admitted to him she’d wrapped it up and stuck it in her rectum,” investigators noted. She also became ill and “threw up a Saran wrapped baggy of partially dissolved pills.”

During questioning by a sheriff’s deputy, “Black admitted to taking the money and medication because Mr. Gulley was going to kick her out and she needed money for a place to live.” Black is pictured above in a mug shot taken after an arrest earlier this month for drunk driving.

In an attempt to retrieve the cash from inside her body, Black unsuccessfully employed a toilet brush and a set of tongs. “She was bleeding severely and was transported to the Hawkins County ER,” reported Deputy Michael Allen. “There the wad of money was removed and collected as evidence.”

Black, who remains hospitalized today, is facing an arrest warrant charging her with theft. (2 pages)