A 17-year-old Oklahoma boy (his name cannot be used because he is underage) is out of a job at Walmart because he managed to scam the store out of over $35,000. Yet this did not discourage the boy from putting p his stealing efforts to work once again when he decided to go to another Walmart store.He chose to ‘visit’ the store on Black Friday.
According to Sgt. Jeremey Lewis, from the Moore Police Department, he reported to the Huffington Post, on Monday, that the boy, “He’s intelligent, he’s brave….he’s very confident at what he’s doing and he plays the part well.” Indeed, the young man demonstrated how confident he is on that special Black Friday when he ‘visited’ a Walmart in Edmond. According to Lewis he told the store employees he was there from another Walmart. No one asked him any questions; instead, they put him to work at a cash register.
Lewis reported that the 17-year-old worked for about six hours and he left the store with about $3,000 he had removed from his register. When the manager of the Edmond Walmart realized what the boy had done he alerted authorities. This resulted in a message being sent to all of the nearby Walmart stores to alert them of the incident.
Lewis reported that the boy returned to the first Walmart store, in December, and presented himself as a general manager from another store. He talked to one of the customer service managers, who, like the other employees, did not recognize the boy, and took him to the cash room. After the customer service manager was called to help a store employee, the boy started stuffing his pants. He reportedly was able to walk off with about $36,000.
Last month the young man went to a Walmart in Norman. His luck ran out. He was taken into custody. Lewis said he is charged with a specific type of grand larceny which can result in him being charged as an adult. Authorities imagine the boy spent most of the money. Most likely some of the young man’s friends and family received some expensive Christmas presents.
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