Sulphur woman accused of stealing from employer

Melinda A. Istre (Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office)
Melinda A. Istre (Source: Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office)

CALCASIEU PARISH, LA (KPLC) - A Sulphur woman is accused of stealing from her employer, according to a news release from the Calcasieu Parish Sheriff's Office.

Authorities said on Thursday, detectives were contacted by the owner of a Sulphur grocery store regarding an allegation of an employee stealing from the company.

Authorities said 32-year-old Melinda A. Istre is accused of stealing over $500 from the store's cash register. The alleged thefts happened over a period of two months.

"When questioned by deputies, Istre confirmed the allegations," a release states.

Istre was booked into the Calcasieu Correctional Center on theft over $500.

Bond in the case was set at $25,000.

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