Memphis police: Woman lifted $100,000 worth of hair gel

Lisa Dowell (source: Shelby County Sheriff's Office)
Lisa Dowell (source: Shelby County Sheriff's Office)

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – Memphis police consider it a case of sticky fingers.

A Millington woman has been charged with taking $100,000 worth of hair gel from an Ampro factory in Tennessee. Officers say Lisa Dowell, 44, took 24 pallets of the product during a three-month period last year.

WMC-TV in Memphis reported that the gel sells for a dollar or two dollars, depending upon the size container purchased.

Police say Dowell was one of two employees with a key to the plant and the alarm code. But, Dowell was not arrested until this week after some of the stolen product ended up at a flea market in Olive Branch.

Police say a middle man told investigators he bought the gel and sold it.

Police say they expect the charges to stick.

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