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Teen charged with employee theft

Published 9:10am Friday, December 28, 2012

AHOSKIE – A worker of one of the area’s largest retail outlets has been charged with theft by his employer. Paul Lawrence Williams, 17, of Murfreesboro stands charged with three counts each of embezzlement, obtaining property by false pretense, and larceny by employee. According to a report filed Dec. 19 by Ahoskie Police Officer Melanie White, she responded to a call from Belk, located in the Ahoskie Commons Shopping Center, in reference to alleged theft by an employee. Her ensuing investigation revealed that Williams had stolen both US currency and a Belk gift card. The amount of money is undisclosed at this time. Williams was arrested and placed under a $9,000 secured bond before being transported to the Hertford County Jail pending trial.

  • needobx

    yeah…hope he will remember he bought this on himself because he has sticky fingers!!!! He ain’t the first one at this rodeo…there has been others that thought they could pull the wool over Belk’s eyes!! LOL!!! There are eyes all over Belks that watch the employees!!! They will get caught!!!!

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  • skippy1975

    any job will do a background check. All they have to see is “FELON”,and you probably won’t be able to work for a good long long while.

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  • headband

    Way to go mastermind. Now you will be a convicted felon before you are old enough to vote. Good luck at getting another job.

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