A Sprayberry High School cheerleader is in jail after police say she robbed children at a pool party in Marietta.
Chelsea Steele, 17, was arrested after she stole a box containing $147 from a group of children, including a wheelchair-confined child, at a neighborhood pool on Sandy Plains Road, according to the arrest warrant. The children were selling T-shirts and hats to benefit a father’s struggling embroidery business when the incident took place last Friday.
After taking the cash, Steele fled the St. Charles Square subdivision in a Ford Taurus with three other girls, said county police spokesman Joe Hernandez. She was arrested that night and has been in the Cobb County Jail since July 4 on felony charges of robbery and a misdemeanor charge of underage possession of alcohol. A $5,000 bond was set Wednesday, though it’s unclear whether Steele has posted bond. Calls to her attorney were not quickly returned.
There was a total of $147 taken at pool party in Marietta. A $5,000 bond set Wednesday for Sprayberry student. She has been released from Jail on Bond.
The names of the other girls have not been released because of their age. Charges against them are pending, Hernandez said.
Joe Green said his two daughters, ages 9 and 11, organized the sale of Fourth of July gear to earn summer money and help his company, JAG Designs.