Thursday, February 18, 2010
She Took Her Boss to the Cleaners
An Augusta woman's been busted for embezzling $10,000 from the dry cleaners where she worked.
Shalonda Harris, 26, was charged Wednesday with felony theft by taking. The thefts allegedly occurred between August and February at K&D Dry Cleaning & Laundry at 2114 Lumpkin Road.
Complainant David Smith told authorities that Ms. Harris had worked at his store since August before he realized she was stealing money. The suspect allegedly stole nearly $10,000 by discounting customers' purchase by 100% after they left the store and then pocketing the money they had paid.
Mr. Smith notified authorities on Feb. 4 that he had discovered the thefts, and an investigation led to Ms. Harris' arrest on Wednesday. She remains in jail on a $11,200 bond.
She might have taken her boss to the cleaners, but Mr. Smith hopes to get the last laugh.