If You Plan To Steal $10,000 From Your Job, Don’t Use Your Employee Info For Transactions

Several months ago Consumerist reported on what might have been Walmart’s worst employee: a worker arrested for stealing cash from a customer and food from the company’s deli. While that incident was indeed bad, a Tennessee employee who allegedly stole thousands of dollars in gift cards and cash by using her employee information might just take over the title.

The Tennessean reports that a 19-year-old Walmart employee faces 13 property theft charges after she allegedly stole nearly $10,000 in cash and gift cards from her employer.

According to court records, the woman stole the cash and gift cards, some of which were valued at more than $950 each, in just five and a half hours.

The Tennessean reports that in one instance a surveillance video caught the woman ringing up a gift card in the amount of $200, taking $60 from the register and then hiding the card and money on her person.

Unfortunately for the woman, her alleged plan to pilfer the cash and cards was foiled thanks in part to the fact that she entered her employee information during each transaction.

An arrest affidavit states that each time a gift card is entered, an employee must enter their information in order to complete the sale.

The woman was apprehended when she was observed leaving the local Walmart with the cash and gift cards.

“A check of the system, as well as the defendant’s register, matched the amount stolen by the defendant,” an arrest affidavit said.

Wal-Mart worker faces charges of stealing $10,000 [The Tennessean]

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