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Pair charged in theft from post office

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STANTONSBURG — Police have charged a Wilson couple accused of teaming up to steal money from the town post office.

Police Chief Orlando Rosario said 34-year-old Latasha Williams and her boyfriend, 40-year-old Antonio Nakia Harris, both of Wilson, were arrested on Sunday.

Williams worked at the U.S. Postal Service’s Stantonsburg post office and stole money from the cash register on April 13 and April 14, Rosario said. Harris is accused of ringing the back doorbell to distract the postmaster while his girlfriend stole the money.

Agents with the U.S. Postal Inspection Service were called to investigate when money turned up missing and identified Williams as a likely suspect, Rosario said. Officer Kendrick Revis of the Stantonsburg Police Department met with postal law enforcement agents to investigate the case.

Rosario said Williams confessed to taking money from her employer. She is also suspected of a similar theft at the Walstonburg post office and could face additional charges from authorities in Greene County, the Stantonsburg chief said.

Williams was arrested on two counts of felony larceny by employee and booked into the Wilson County Detention Center under a $6,000 secured bond.

Harris was charged with felony conspiracy to commit larceny and jailed on a $3,000 secured bond.

Corey Friedman

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