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Mason City woman accused of embezzling $30K from convenience store



This news story was published on February 14, 2018.
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MASON CITY – A Mason City woman is behind bars Wednesday after police caught and arrested her for allegedly stealing over $30,000 from her former employer.

The Mason City Police Department charged 54-year-old Melissa Joy Gott of Mason City with first-degree theft in connection with an investigation into the embezzlement of over $30,000 from the Yes Way convenience store at 1303 4th Street S.W. where she was the former manager.

Gott was booked into the Cerro Gordo County Jail today. She’s being held on $10,000 bond.

Gott, Melissa Joy:

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15 Responses to Mason City woman accused of embezzling $30K from convenience store

  1. Barney Fife Reply Report comment

    February 16, 2018 at 1:17 pm

    You want to know why its happening all over this fricken country it’s because they know they will get probation with a payback option. The option is most likely a percent of what they earn and that isn’t shit cause they work at a place that pays peanuts and most that steal are pieces of shit humans. Put these pos people on a chain gang and clean the streets, parks and ditches. Fricken losers.

  2. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 16, 2018 at 10:33 am

    I like Yes Way. It’s got the 4 food groups. Booze, cigarettes, hotdogs, candy bars. Plus I can gambling. No having to go to the casino either. My state takes care of me real good. Yes Way, My Way. lol

  3. Fran Tarkenton Reply Report comment

    February 16, 2018 at 9:14 am

    Let her be , she is a Vikings fan , isn’t that punishment enough … sheesh.

  4. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 16, 2018 at 8:40 am

    Some of these people in these convenience set around when it slow and do scratchers all night long. Trying to break even or hit the big one. This one guy in Garner did it for two years until he hit a bad luck streak and could replace the till for the night. They fired him and he walked away scot free. This woman looks like a high roller in the scratcher world. A stack of $20 games is $600. State don’t what to here it. Bad for business. Yes Way Scratch Express sounds fun. lol

  5. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 16, 2018 at 8:27 am

    Didn’t I see her up at the casino last night ? lol

  6. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 16, 2018 at 7:39 am

    Don’t worry she will be punished harshly with probation and made repay restitution $50 per month. The courts and probation are fools.
    As she continues to spend $200 month in cigs and $200 a month on cable TV. When it’s all said in done it’s a $30,000 interest free loan.
    Sign me up !!! It’s the only place you can get a $30,000 interest free loan with $50 payment !!! But all those “helping” the community feel good about themselves because the actually believe they are useful. Lol

  7. Lawsteward Reply Report comment

    February 15, 2018 at 10:50 am

    …she had to be carrying the money out in bags…I am thinking she was employed there less than a year! But then, I like the crew that was there when it was still “Kum & Go”!

  8. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 15, 2018 at 9:09 am

    Just crumbs as pitiful pelosi would say.

  9. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 15, 2018 at 1:35 am

    why do these women think they can get away with it?? checks and balances, dummies. should lock her up for 10 yrs maybe that will wake up some of the other dumb women

    • Ralph Reply Report comment

      February 15, 2018 at 9:21 pm

      Because the judges let them get away with it. That’s why. How many different employers was that Fingalson woman caught doing this to and was set free. Look at how many different woman in this area in the last 10 years have done this and didn’t get jail time.

      • Anonymous Reply Report comment

        February 16, 2018 at 4:09 am

        State wide it’s an epidemic. I’m good at hiding my wallet. lol

  10. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 14, 2018 at 6:04 pm

    Lets see the mayor of Albert Lea was stealing and buying clothes and vacations. The fair grounds woman doing the same. The CL car woman doing the same. In all cases they all got caught when they reached about the same amounts. And they all got probation. Now this woman. There seems to be a pattern. But why horde clothes. No use in losing sleep over it but it seem so strange.

  11. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 14, 2018 at 5:48 pm

    Hmm, they said 52,000 on KIMT!

  12. Anonymous Reply Report comment

    February 14, 2018 at 4:11 pm

    She’s not the first and won’t be the last. Who does bookkeeping there and inventory control. They have to report the numbers to cooperate. She just waltzed out the with a bag-o-money. You wouldn’t get away with dollar if I was there. Damn girl. Yes way was your downfall. Now come to think of it I talked to her when buying something. She was pleasant enough. Probation! lol