Walmart Manager Accused Of Conspiring In $78,000 Robbery

In the past, Consumerist has reported on several employees who could certainly take the title of worst employee at Walmart: the man arrested for stealing cash from a customer and food from the company’s deli, the woman who allegedly stole $10,000 in cash and gift cards while working as a cashier, or the long-time employee who stole $250,000 over several years. Today, we add another candidate to the list: an Oklahoma store manager who allegedly conspired to help another man steal $78,000 from the store.

Oklahoma persecutors claim that the 43-year-old Walmart manager and his 21-year-old stepdaughter allegedly conspired with other family members to pull off the heist that took place last weekend, NewsOK reports.

The robbery, which took place on the Fourth of July, occurred when an unidentified man entered the Oklahoma Walmart dressed like a Loomis armored transport employee.

Authorities say the man went to the cash office, signed for the money and walked out of the store.

Employees realized something was amiss when the real Loomis employee arrived about 45 minutes for the scheduled pick-up time.

Investigators say the man who posed as the armored transport employee was possibly a relative of the manager. That man has yet to be identified and is still at large, NewsOK reports.

The manager’s stepdaughter reportedly told investigators this week that she was paid $900 to drive the getaway vehicle, while the man’s wife said the clothing the robber wore during the heist was burned in their backyard grill.

The two alleged conspirators were arrested on suspicion of felony grand larceny Thursday and are currently being held on $75,000 cash-only bonds.

Walmart tells NewsOK that the manager has been suspended without pay while a criminal investigation and internal review are conducted.

Investigator: Oklahoma Wal-Mart manager helped steal $75,000 [NewsOK]

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