Court Log: Despite History of Theft, Worker in Braintree Given Another Chance
A woman who was employed at Sports Authority in Braintree was arrested last fall for stealing a purse after being fired.
A Quincy woman with an extensive rap sheet was ordered by the court to pay back what she reportedly stole from a former coworker at Sports Authority in Braintree.
Last October, Melissa L. Cobb, 31, was fired by her assistant manager for treating customers poorly, acting erratically and for cash register shortages, according to documents at Quincy District Court. Once let go, Cobb became angry and allegedly went into the break room alone and emerged with something under her arm. She refused to be searched and left the store.
A Braintree police officer responded to investigate and was told that one of Cobb's colleagues was missing a wristlet purse containing $260 in cash, four credit cards, two bank cards, her driver's license and other personal documents.
The officer then called Cobb on her cell phone. She denied stealing the purse, but was later arrested and charged with larcency over $250. Her past included 17 arraignments for larcency, breaking and entering and also numerous restraining orders, according to a police report.
On May 16, Cobb was ordered to pay her former coworker $310 in resitution and was told her case would be continued without a finding so long as nothing else comes up within the next six months.