An employee of a Florence bail bond company has been arrested and charged with theft amid allegations she embezzled payments made to her. Authorities say Alicia Dawn Vickers Underwood Gilstrap, known as “Leesh,” was working for Regional Bail Bonds when she pocketed payments made to her totaling 1K. The 40 year old Gilstrap is a former employee of Tri-Cities Bail Bonds.
Gilstrap, currently living in Sheffield, has publicly blamed a co-worker for the theft of payments; however, a source close to the investigation indicates she privately sought a deal to repay the money in exchange for not being prosecuted. Gilstrap was released on bond of 1.5K from the Lauderdale County Detention Center.