Cleaning lady sentenced after stealing from employer

Tamara Snell (Provided Photo/Tippecanoe County Sheriff's Office)
Tamara Snell (Provided Photo/Tippecanoe County Sheriff's Office)

TIPPECANOE CO., Ind. (WLFI) – A Lafayette cleaning lady nets a five year sentence after she stole more than $1,000 from her employer.

Tamara Snell, 44, pleaded guilty in March to one count of forgery and one count of theft.

A woman who hired Snell to clean her house called police after three checks were stolen from her home and cashed. Prosecutors said the stolen funds amounted to more than $1,000.

Security video from a credit union showed Snell cashing the checks.

Snell was sentenced Wednesday to two years of community corrections and three years supervised probation. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, off topic, or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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