Former 7-Eleven clerk accused of embezzlement arrested in Ferndale court

Posted at 3:00 PM, Sep 10, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-10 15:00:36-04

A former 7-Eleven clerk accused of embezzling money from a Ferndale store was arrested inside a courtroom.

Tammy Chinn, 41, of Hazel Park was arrested at Ferndale 43rd District Court when she showed up for an unrelated traffic violation.

Chinn is accused of stealing nearly $4,000 from the 7-Eleven on Nine Mile Road, near Hilton. The owner told police he first noticed money missing in December 2017 and began monitoring the clerk during her night shifts.

Police said store surveillance showed many instances of Chinn pulling a merchandise-return scam.

She was arrested on an outstanding warrant in the case when she came to the court for the traffic violation last week.