Rushville woman charged with stealing beauty college tuition money

Amanda Capps (Courtesy Greenfield Police)

GREENFIELD, Ind. (WTHR) - An investigation by Greenfield Police into theft from PJ’s Beauty College led to the arrest of a former employee.

Amanda Capps, 41, of Rushville has been charged with fraud after she was accused of cashing and depositing students' checks into her personal banking account.

PJ's students contacted detectives after their tuition checks went missing.

The investigation found that the checks were sent PJ’s Beauty College but never made it to the individual students.

After searching bank records, police determined that Capps had allegedly stolen more than $70-thousand by cashing checks that were made out to the students.

Police say Capps had access to the checks as a former employee of PJ's.

Capps was arrested and charged with Level 5 Felony Theft on Sept. 5. She's due back in Hancock County court in November.