A Louisiana woman has been arrested on suspicion of stealing a $50,000 check to help pay off a $500,000 debt.

The Lousiana State Police say 27-year-old Jody Lee Thomas has been charged with grand larceny after a warrant was issued for her arrest.

The St. Charles County Sheriff’s Office says Thomas was arrested Friday.

She is being held in jail without bond.

Thomas was arrested after authorities received a tip that she may have been trying to extort money from a man who owed her money.