UPDATE: Chickamauga City Schools Superintendent Melody Day pleaded no contest, an alternative to a plea of guilty or not guilty, in court in relation to a theft charge.

A no contest plea means the defendant neither admits nor disputes a charge. 

Day was accused of trying to steal more than $300 in items from Belk at Hamilton Place Mall, according to court documents.

As a result of her plea, Day will have to stay out of Belk stores and pay restitution in the amount of $525. 

She must also complete counseling.


PREVIOUS STORY: Chickamauga City Schools Superintendent Melody Day has been accused of theft.

According to court documents, Day is accused of trying to steal more than $300 dollars of items from Belk at Hamilton Place Mall in December.

Day was reportedly switching price tags of sale items and full price items while in a dressing room to lower the price.

An employee noticed Day selecting the merchandise and taking it into the fitting room.

According to reports, Day was apprehended in the store after the transaction by a store loss prevention employee and then police were contacted. 

Day was issued a citation in lieu of arrest. She was supposed to turn herself into the Hamilton County Jail Wednesday or face additional charges; however, court officials said they have no record of her turning herself in.

A school board representative said Day told the board about the accusation shortly after it happened. They said she will remain in her position pending court proceedings. 

Day's next court date is January 18. 

Channel 3 asked to speak with Day and was told she was in administrative meetings. She has not returned our calls or request for comment.