Columbia, SC (WLTX) -- A Midlands Circle K is out thousands of dollars and police say the theft was from the inside.

Two weeks ago police said, officers sayMarseda Barker went to deposit thousands of dollars in cash, but never returned.

"When the employees at the bank realized that she never made it to the bank and never made it back to work, they notified authorities," said Jennifer Timmons with the Columbia Police Department.

Employees said they tried calling Barker and also stopped at her house but couldn't find her. The police haven't fared well either. CPD says she is going under three last names: Barker, Harris, and Watkins.

"Since June 30th we've made several attempts to locate Ms. Harris," said Timmons. "We've gone to her home, we have called a last known cell number from her, and we can't seem to find her."

Employees and customers said they had spotted Barker near the scene of the crime on Garners Ferry Road . And the police have not ruled out that Barker could be receiving help.

"There's always the potential of charges being put against people who know where she is but are helping her hide out from us," she said.

On top of that, the Circle K said they received a letter that Barker filed for unemployment.

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