“It is estimated that the damages to the contents of the store are in excess of $300,000 and damages to the structure are in excess of $399,000,” he said.
Officials at the scene found that a $3,300 cash deposit had been taken from the store. Investigators said the fires were set to distract from the theft.
Taylor was arrested Tuesday and booked into the Coffee County Jail, according to King. First-degree arson is a felony, and if Taylor is convicted, she could face up to 20 years in prison and a $50,000 fine, he said.
Anyone with information on the case or who may have been at the Dollar General store the morning of the fire is asked to call the arson hotline at 1-800-282-5804.
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No injuries were reported.