Crime

Store’s deposits ‘just never made it to the bank,’ police official says

Brandy Savell
Brandy Savell

A former employee of Dollar General is accused in the embezzlement of $8,546.92.

Police arrested Brandy Marie Savell, 35, Monday following an investigation that began in October, Assistant Police Chief Mechelle Carbine said. Officials said Savell failed to make a number of daily deposits over several months.

“The store reported she was responsible for making the daily deposits on the times the money came up missing,” she said. “The money just never made it to the bank.”

The Dollar General is at 505 West North Street.

There were several suspects, Carbine said, but the embezzling pointed to Savell because she was responsible for making deposits on the days the money turned up missing.

Carbine said investigators documented sufficient evidence for probable cause and obtained an arrest warrant. They later learned Savell had moved to Philadelphia, Mississippi. She was arrested in Leake County on Friday and brought to Harrison County on Monday.

Savell was held at the Harrison County jail on a $5,000 bond set by Justice Court Judge Diane Ladner.

Carbine said the case remains under investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Pass Christian Police Department at 228-452-3301. Or tipsters can give information anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers at 1-877-787-5898 or giving a tip online at www.mscoastcrimestoppers.com.

Robin Fitzgerald: 228-896-2307, @robincrimenews

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