Maureen O'Conner cashed her disability check of $568 Wednesday afternoon, which is no different than what she does each month. But the routine changed when she stopped at a convenience store afterwards.
"I went in there with the envelope of cash in hand, thinking if I got it in my hand, nobody is going to bother with it. So I walked in and got in line with about seven people, and by the time I got up to the cashier, I told her I wanted to get gas. She gave me the change back. I went in the envelope to get the money for her to purchase the gas."
O'Conner says she also bought a few other things. So, with both hands full, she walked out - forgetting the envelope of cash on the counter.
"It took me about five minutes to figure out what I did. I came back and I ran in there frantically, and nobody had seen anything," said O'Conner.
A surveillance camera did see something. The store manager says a man was caught on tape sticking the envelope in his pocket and leaving.
O'Conner admits she made a mistake carrying the cash into the store.
The surveillance tape is not being released. However, the man seen taking the envelope is described as a 5 foot 7 inch white male with dark hair who was wearing a ball cap and a dark shirt.
Gautier Police are investigating the incident.