Former Umatilla High School Cheerleader Arrested in 2019 Murder-for-Hire Plot Accused of Stealing from Gas Station Job

UMATILLA, Fla.—A woman who was arrested when she was a teenager for trying to have her parents killed has been arrested again—this time for stealing from her job and it was captured on camera, according to an arrest affidavit.

Alyssa Hatcher, 21, was arrested Monday by Umatilla Police Department after the manager of Circle K, 391 North Central Ave., Umatilla, reported Hatcher, an employee, was captured on video surveillance multiple times taking money out of the register and slipping it into her sock, instead of putting it in a safe. Hatcher was also captured on video walking into an office and appearing to conceal cash in her purse, the affidavit states.

Hatcher tried to cover up her misdeeds by using a “lottery buyout button” that accounts for money paid out in lottery winnings, the arresting officer noted in the affidavit.

Hatcher was arrested for grand theft, less than $5,000, and transported to the Lake County Jail, where she was released on $2,000 bond.

In 2019, Hatcher was arrested for stealing money from her parents to have them killed. A witness came forward and told a Lake County Sheriff’s Office school resource deputy Hatcher had given her friend “a lot of money” to kill her parents and Hatcher later admitted to an LCSO detective she stole the money and wanted to have her parents killed. The case quickly gained international attention and was the subject of a Dr. Phil episode. Hatcher later pleaded guilty to two counts of criminal solicitation to commit murder, two counts of grand theft, and one count each of petit theft and fraudulent use of a credit card. She was sanctioned as a juvenile and sentenced to a maximum-risk program with the Department of Juvenile Justice, the most severe sanction in the juvenile system, 5th Judicial Circuit State Attorney’s Office Public Information Officer Brittney Carman told Inside Lake Wednesday.

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