Taking more than a paycheck? Macon man charged with stealing

Lenton Cruz Tillman, 39, of Macon

A Macon, Mo. convenience store employee is now in jail after being accused of theft.

Lenton Cruz Tillman, 39, of Macon, was arrested by Macon County Sheriff's Department Tuesday.

The owner of the convenience store began noticing the cash receipts and lottery tickets coming up short, so she reported them as thefts.

Tillman was indicted in May by the Grand Jury following an investigation by the Macon County Sheriffâ??s Office. He is charged with stealing property valued at $500 or more, but less than $25,000.

Tillman is currently being held in the Macon County Jail on a $20,000 cash only bond.

His initial court appearance is scheduled for July 11 before Circuit Judge Frederick Tucker.