(WBIR-Bulls Gap) Theft charges are pending against a Hawkins County woman who allegedly stole $5,000 from her boyfriend and hid the cash in her rectum.
Christie M. Black, 43, of Bulls Gap had to be hospitalized Tuesday for injuries she suffered while stuffing the cash in her "hiding place."
Black's boyfriend told authorities he was suspicious that his girlfriend was stealing from him. He set up a trap at 1 a.m. Tuesday in his Bulls Gap home on N. Ridge Road by placing two envelopes filled with money totaling $5,000 in $100 bills and some medication in an old medicine bag on a foosball table for the night. When the boyfriend woke up at about 7 o'clock, he noticed that Black was still up, so he checked the bag and discovered that the contents were missing.
Black then became sick, according to the boyfriend, and threw up partially dissolved pills. According to a Hawkins County incident report, the boyfriend then asked her about the missing money, and she admitted that she wrapped up the cash and stuck it in her rectum.
When deputies arrived on scene, Black told them she stole the money and medication because her boyfriend was going to kick her out, and she needed money for a place to live.
First-responders drove her to the hospital because she was bleeding severely. At the hospital, the wad of money was removed from her rectum and collected as evidence.