Food Network star Paula Deen has accused her former mail of stealing more than $10,000 in jewelry and other items from her house. Deen fired the maid, Mary Alice White, when she discovered the theft and had her arrested. Stealing from your employer is stupid enough, but White took it a step further toward complete idiocy by getting caught red-handed.
Paula Deen and husband Michael Groover claim Mary Alice White stole loads of items from them between August 2009 and May 2010, according to TMZ.com. Groover says he found some of the missing jewelry in White’s possession and they immediately fired her.
Paula Deen is the star of Food Network’s Paula’s Home Cooking and several other shows. She also recently published a memoir, It Ain’t All About The Cooking.
White was arrested on May 5 and charged with felony theft. No word yet on a court date.
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