Three Women Arrested For Allegedly Embezzling $280,000 From Hope Bookstore


Three Women have been arrested by Hope, Arkansas Police Department for allegedly embezzling at least $280,000 from the bookstore on the University of Arkansas Community College campus, in Hope.

According to Hope, Ark. Police Assistant Chief, Kimberly Tomlin, “on January 16, 2015, at approximately 11:45am, detectives from the Hope Police Department arrested Heather Langston, 27, of Hope, for Theft over $25,000.00. The charges are the result of an ongoing investigation into an embezzlement reported to the Hope Police Department in October of 2014 by the Texas Book Company Book Store located in the 2500 block of South Main Street, on the University of Arkansas Community College campus, in Hope.”

“On January 21, 2015, at approximately 1pm, Brandy Harvel, 26, of Hope, and Tammy Williams, 49, of Hope, were arrested and each charged with Theft over $25,000 as a result of the investigation into the theft from the Texas Book Store Book Company,” Tomlin said in a press release.

According to the release all three were employees of The Texas Book Company Book Store on the Hope campus at University of Arkansas Community College.

According to Tomlin, “the book company has reported a total loss of more than $280,000 from their Hope store as a result of the thefts by the three employees.’

All three women were escorted to the Hempstead County Detention Facility and held for a first appearance in front of a judge.

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