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Jun 27, 2013 10:10 AM by AP

Police: Employee stole $100K from Kenner business

KENNER, La. (AP) - Kenner police have arrested a 35-year-old woman accused of stealing more than $100,000 from the scrap yard where she was employed.

Sgt. Brian McGregor tells The Times-Picayune the case against Melissa Tate is still under investigation, and detectives suspect she may have stolen closer to $500,000.

McGregor says Tate, of Marrero, worked for All Scrap Metals for about seven years.

He says the business owner contacted police after he discovered that Tate had overpaid a customer.

Tate was arrested Monday and booked with theft valued at more than $1,500 and conspiracy to commit theft. She is free on a $50,000 bond.

It was unclear whether she has an attorney.

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