Liquor store employee arrested for felony theft

By Bonnie Culverhouse

An employee at Mike’s Hometown Spirits has been arrested by Webster Parish Sheriff’s investigators on a warrant for felony theft.

Crystal Ashley Harrison, 37, of the 1000 block of Peach Tree, Dubberly, was arrested by Webster Parish Sheriff’s Maj. Phillip Krouse and Capt. Bobby Igo III at 10 a.m. today, Wednesday, Aug. 11 at the Minden location on Homer Road.

“She wrote several checks to herself from the business and cashed them,” Sheriff Jason Parker said. “It was in excess of $3,000 that we know of so far.”

Parker was unsure how long the the thefts have been going on or from which stores – Minden, Dixie Inn or both.

“We are committed to taking the utmost care of our employees, and especially our customers,” Mike Elshout, owner of Mike’s Hometown Spirits, posted on Facebook. “With that being said, we also thrive on honesty, hard work and dependability. We won’t tolerate anything less.”

Harrison’s bond is set at $75,000.