Wesley Smith

A Gallatin grocery store employee has been arrested after police say he confessed to stealing more than $10,000 in deposits from the business earlier this year to buy pills.

The money was taken from the Save A Lot on East Main Street in September by a store supervisor identified as 41-year-old Wesley D. Smith, according to a sworn court affidavit signed by Investigator Charles Cook with the Gallatin Police Department. 

When questioned by police last month about the missing deposits, Cook wrote that Smith “admitted to taking the money to buy pills.”

Smith was charged with one count of theft of property between $10,000 and $60,000, according to court records. He was scheduled to appear in Sumner County General Sessions Court on Wednesday, Dec. 4 after this newspaper’s deadline.

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