Bluegrass star Rhonda Vincent helped put a thief behind bars after catching a cleaner stealing money from her tour bus.

The singer/songwriter recently turned private investigator after discovering cash was going missing from her home-away-from-home last year (13), while the vehicle was stored at a tour bus parking lot in Nashville, Tennessee.

She set up a hidden camera inside an alarm clock in a bid to find the perpetrator and put dusting powder on $6,000 (£3,750) in cash before placing the bundle in her safe, and then waited and watched the live video feed for the thief to make his or her move.

The trap worked and Adam Parker, an employee for the Hemphill Brothers Coach Company, was caught red-handed.

Vincent passed on her evidence to police and Parker has since pleaded guilty to the theft.

The If Heartaches Had Wings hitmaker has since admitted the thefts left her feeling vulnerable, because she spends so much time on her tour bus.

She said, "I'm shaking, just the thought that someone had violated... This is like our home."