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Gainesville man arrested in connection to incident involving money burned, shoved in toilet

Update, 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 2: 

A Gainesville man has been charged with burglary and theft by taking in the July 11 incident at the Collegiate Grill in Gainesville, police said. 

Timothy Hulsey, 27, was arrested Aug. 27, police said. 

“Investigators worked closely with the business during the investigation,” Sgt. Kevin Holbrook wrote in an email. “They developed information that led them to Hulsey.” 

Hulsey was booked into the Hall County Jail, where he is being held on a $7,000 bond. 

Original story: Police said money “appeared to be burned” in a restaurant bathroom and “shoved in the toilet” after a reported weekend burglary. 

Gainesville Police said the incident happened at the Collegiate Grill on Main Street between 2:25 a.m. and 8:33 a.m. Saturday, July 11. 

Cpl. Jessica Van said there were no signs of forced entry. 

“Food items inside the business appeared disheveled, which initially raised alarm when employees entered Saturday morning,” Van wrote in an email. 

In addition to the money that appeared burned, there was also an undisclosed amount of money stolen, Van said. 

Police did not have full information on the suspect, who was wearing a mask and gloves. 

The case is under investigation. 

The Collegiate Grill in downtown Gainesville. - photo by Clark Leonard
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