Employee arrested for convenience store theft

Published 6:46 pm Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Melissa B. Harris


Aug. 2, deputies with the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office arrested Melissa Baker Harris, 44, of Tyler Street, charging the Washington woman with larceny by an employee, according to a press release from the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office.

The suspect stole approximately $900 over a period of time from the convenience store on Highway 294 East in Washington where she worked, according to Maj. Kenneth Watson, sheriff’s office spokesman.

According to officials, Harris has a long history of run-ins with the law, including a string of worthless checks.

Harris turned herself in to the Magistrates’ Office on Aug.2 and was held in the Beaufort County Detention Center under a $2,500 secured bond.