Police: Sand Springs Principal Accused Of Shoplifting

Monday, September 27th 2010, 12:16 pm
By: News On 6

NewsOn6.com & Lori Fullbright, The News On 6

SAND SPRINGS, OKLAHOMA -- The principal at Clyde Boyd Middle School in Sand Springs was given a citation arrest after Walmart security said she was caught shoplifting, according to Assistant Chief Mike Carter of the Sand Springs Police Department.

Melessa Clark was caught putting makeup in her purse, according to police. They say Clark also switched prices on a mattress pad.

Under the citation arrest, Clark was not physically arrested by Sand Springs Police, but she will appear in municipal court in October.

This is not Clark's first allegation of theft. In 2008, police say she went to the same Walmart and was caught shoplifting. Police say the Walmart staff did not press charges after Clark promised not to do it again.

The Sand Springs School superintendent said the district will investigate before deciding on any disciplinary action.