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Two workers accused of stealing thousands from McWane Center

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Birmingham police say two women who worked for the McWane Science Center worked together to steal nearly $60,000 from the non-profit mu seam. Source: WBRC video Birmingham police say two women who worked for the McWane Science Center worked together to steal nearly $60,000 from the non-profit mu seam. Source: WBRC video
Police are looking for Lakeisha Norris. She is wanted for stealing more than $42,000 from the McWane Science Center. Police are looking for Lakeisha Norris. She is wanted for stealing more than $42,000 from the McWane Science Center.
Alicia Horris turned herself in to police on Wednesday morning. She is accused of working with Horris to steal close to $60,000 from the McWane Science Center over a long period of time by writing false refunds. Alicia Horris turned herself in to police on Wednesday morning. She is accused of working with Horris to steal close to $60,000 from the McWane Science Center over a long period of time by writing false refunds.
BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) -

Police have arrested one woman and are still looking for another woman suspected of stealing thousands of dollars from the McWane Science Center.

Lakeisha Norris is wanted for stealing more than $40,000 from the McWane Science Center.

The Birmingham Police Department say Lakeisha Morris and Alicia Horris worked for the McWane Center in downtown Birmingham. The non-profit museum is typically a spot for family fun. But for the two suspects, it was a place to make some serious extra cash.

"One subject had actually more than $42,000 dollars that was taken from the business,"  Sgt. Johnny Williams said.

Norris is the one Birmingham police say pocketed that cash. She worked with Horris. Together, police say they got away with close to $60,000 from McWane.

"This happened over a long period of time. They took various amounts of money so it accumulated to these larger amounts," added Sgt. Williams.

Williams says they were notified by the McWane Center when a discrepancy in the museum's numbers raised a red flag. That's when the Birmingham Police Fraud Unit stepped in and figured out what was happening.

According to Williams, at the end of the business day, Morris and Horris would make fake refunds. So on record, they were returning money to people who requested a refund. But in reality, they were taking that money for themselves.

"They were pocketing the money, zeroing the cash register," explained Williams.

A representative for the McWane Center says both employees are no longer working for them. Horris is now in custody. Williams says she turned herself in Wednesday morning.

Meanwhile, Morris is still on the run. Her last known address is in Birmingham on the 2800 Block Arrowhead Dr Northeast.

Police do not consider Norris to be a dangerous person, but they still want to get her off the streets. So police are asking anyone who knows where she is to call CRIME STOPPERS at 205-254-7777.

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