Larry W. Newell, 30, of, Lumberton, N.J., was charged Tuesday night with theft under $500 after allegedly taking $85 from a woman's purse in the Hyperion Restaurant, at 1703 East Andrew Johnson Hwy., Greeneville police Officer Roy Milton said in a report.
Officers responded to the theft call and spoke with the victim, who identified Newell as the person who took the cash from her pocketbook, the report said.
The allegation is supported by a security video from the business that will be reviewed today by investigators, the report said.
The money was returned to the victim, the report said.
Bond was set at $500. Newell was scheduled to appear today in General Sessions Court.