A 41-year-old Rolla woman has been charged with felony stealing from the Rolla office of Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co. of New Haven located in the 4100 block of HyPoint Industrial Park.


Rolla Police on Monday issued an arrest warrant for Melissa D. Perez, 41, of Rolla. Perez, a former employee of the local distributorship, is suspected of taking more than $150,000 during the last three years.


A 41-year-old Rolla woman has been charged with felony stealing from the Rolla office of Pepsi-Cola Bottling Co. of New Haven located in the 4100 block of HyPoint Industrial Park.

Rolla Police on Monday issued an arrest warrant for Melissa D. Perez, 41, of Rolla. Perez, a former employee of the local distributorship, is suspected of taking more than $150,000 during the last three years.

On Dec. 4, the Rolla Police Department received a report of an internal theft/embezzlement that had occurred at the Rolla office of the Pepsi Cola Bottling Company of New Haven located in the 4100 block of Hypoint.

The complaint was investigated by the Division of Criminal Investigations. During the investigation, the methods used to conduct the theft and the financial loss sustained by the company were determined.

A Probable Cause Statement was submitted to the 25th Judicial Circuit through the Phelps County Prosecuting Attorney Courtney George’s office. Subsequently, a warrant for the arrest of Perez was issued for stealing — a Class B felony.

On Monday, Perez was arrested by the Phelps County Sheriff's Department and was later released on a $25,000 bond.

Perez has been listed in at least one other court case, that of a breach of contract with Tower Loan of Missouri.

Persons with additional information pertaining to this case are asked to call the Rolla Police Department at 573 364-1213 or confidential tip hotline at 573 364-0111.