Walmart Employee Caught on Camera Taking $46,000 From Store—Officials

An Indiana Walmart employee has been accused of stealing thousands of dollars while working for the company, according to reports.

Kyesha Moredock of Evansville has been accused of taking a possible $225,000 from Walmart, according to a 14 News report.

Evansville Police Department initially opened an investigation in May, after Walmart Asset Protection came to the police to report an alleged theft.

Authorities have said Walmart provided a video showing Moredock allegedly taking money to her car from April through May, with this amount totaling $46,000.

In May, Store officials also confronted Moredock and she denied the allegations and blamed the loss on a software glitch.

She was also showed the video footage of her taking the money to her vehicle, an action that is not allowed under the store’s cash control procedures.

When questioned by police, she said that a part of her job was taking money to and from the self-checkout registers. She added that she had been working at Walmart for two years.

When asked about the video footage by the officer she admitted to violating Walmart’s cash control policy, but did not admit to stealing the money. Authorities added that Moredock eventually requested an attorney and officers stopped the interview.

Moredock has since been arrested and faces several theft charges.

Newsweek has contacted the Evansville Police Department for comment.

According to a May 2022 report on theft by Fit Small Business, 88 percent of employee theft cases include attempts to hide the fraud.

“Since employee are more likely to commit theft when they believe they can hide their misdeed, securing your documents and having a separation of duties can go a long way in theft detection and theft deterrence.

Regarding how employees conceal the theft, 39 percent create fraudulent physical documents.

Last month, Newsweek also reported on another, significantly smaller, theft at a Walmart, this time in Washington. The alleged thief stole shoes from an outlet and was pursued by police before giving up.

When a Spokane County Sheriff’s Office (SCSO) deputy arrived, 27-year-old Jacob C. Lockard was found wearing a pair of sneakers that he had allegedly not bought. The value of the sneakers was not shared.

In a Tuesday, August 9, Facebook post, an SCSO spokesman said: “Lockard was observed walking back and forth between aisles wearing the new shoes, which still had the tag on them.

“The store employee showed the Deputy a pair of worn shoes placed on the rack where Lockard was standing.

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