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Old 02-22-2013, 05:24 AM
 
Location: Dublin, CA
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Come up with the wholesale value of the cookies taken. Have the employee pay it back by signed agreement in the presence of the store manager and a representative of the employee's choosing. Yes, the employee may need to be terminated as it is probably over a $1,000 but the bad mark in their employee record with a note that an agreement has been reached for repayment would be better than prosecuting over cookies. The judge might laugh this out of court, who wins then? But, CEO's who falsify expense or pad expense report must be made to pay back their thefts, too with the same punishment.

The one who says it tops 50K is way overboard. Figure the wholesale value of the cookies at $1/bag and even at 4 bags a week amounts to $200 per year or $1400 in 7 years, which I am sure was written off, thus net loss closer to about $700.
Once again, another person who does not read, cannot read, or does not comprehend what they read. If you read the article, again, it says she stole 1-2 items per week. She admitted to taking sandwiches, and OTHER items. NOT JUST COOKIES. Many of those items were more costly then cookies. And again, if this is what she admitted too, its very easy to summarize she took even more.

Everyone is just focusing in on "cookies" like its no big deal. Yes, I would agree if it were a one time bag of cookies. ITS NOT. Its a long standing, 7 yr, non stop theft. That is something totally different then everyone makes this out too be.

YOU pay more in prices for every item in Walmart and every other store because of employee theft. It is quite widespread and very costly to employers.
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Old 02-22-2013, 06:43 PM
 
Location: Miami
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Obviously you didn't read the article or the police report. It specifically states she stole 1-2 items per week, for the past 7 years she has been employed at Walmart. That is what she is admitting too. You can probably gurantee the amount is twice as much as she said. Over that amount time, the loss to the company could have easily topped 50k.

She is getting exactly what she deserves. Yes, just the one bag of cookies? Sure fire her, make her pay it back, end of story. Howver, for this much sustained embezzlement, yes criminal charges are appropriate.
I actually read it before I posted. You are either very young or have limited experience in the retail world and court system. Most companies don't press charges over employee petty theft. It's not worth the trouble. This was a dumb move from an idiotic store manager. Probably an idiot with power issues. All they need to do was fire her. I'm sure it was not a corporate decision. What does Walmart gain with this? It's not like they are gonna recover the money, she won't get hired, duh. What was the purpose? Ruin her life? Bad publicity? Yeah great idea, give fuel to the media.

Most people are not gonna sympathize with the Walmart and the Waltons, the richest people in the world(they split their fortune to avoid being the richest people in the world) A company that is involved in employee exploitation, bribery, predatory pricing and tax evasion should avoid getting this kind of publicity. The corrupt and filthy rich Waltons pressing charges over food it's not a smart move, especially when they are known for underpaying their workforce.

Yes this story is borderline Les Miserables.
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Old 02-22-2013, 07:23 PM
 
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I agree, back dating the charges to all items she stole is problematic, based on issues surrounding the confession. Was it coerced? Under duress? Throw that out...and all she was caught stealing was a bag of cookies. Fire her, move on. This drags out the whole thing, and not really the type of publicity Wal Mart needs.

Power trip...and of course, fear in the other...workers...
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Old 02-22-2013, 07:31 PM
 
Location: Southern New Hampshire
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Obviously you didn't read the article or the police report. It specifically states she stole 1-2 items per week, for the past 7 years she has been employed at Walmart. That is what she is admitting too. You can probably gurantee the amount is twice as much as she said. Over that amount time, the loss to the company could have easily topped 50k.

She is getting exactly what she deserves. Yes, just the one bag of cookies? Sure fire her, make her pay it back, end of story. Howver, for this much sustained embezzlement, yes criminal charges are appropriate.
$50k?!! Over 7 years that would be $7,000/year or $134 worth of snack foods a week that she stole? Somehow I think your math is off.

Yes, she's a thief. Fire her (as they did). Hard to get worked up about this when white-collar criminals steal millions (billions) and often get a slap on the wrist.
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Old 02-23-2013, 06:23 AM
 
Location: Ostend,Belgium....
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yea it seems they're trying to set an example here and it's ridiculous and will cost a lot more than the price of some cookies in the end...she may be a clepto, she may need help ...but her theft is done by many in retail. Not condoning stealing but the sheeple who work there must be terrified into doing the right thing one way or another. If you read "nickled and dimed" by Barbara Ehrenrich, it sheds a huge light on such jobs...
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Old 02-24-2013, 01:50 PM
 
Location: Texas
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She has to be grossly overweight by now.
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Old 02-24-2013, 02:01 PM
 
Location: Old Town Alexandria
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You gotta set an example to create a culture of fear with the rest of the slaves...I mean...staff.
Yes. Fill the american news media with junk news, so no one looks at whats really going on in D.C. and new laws being written.
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Old 03-08-2013, 10:38 AM
 
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Once again, another person who does not read, cannot read, or does not comprehend what they read. If you read the article, again, it says she stole 1-2 items per week. She admitted to taking sandwiches, and OTHER items. NOT JUST COOKIES. Many of those items were more costly then cookies. And again, if this is what she admitted too, its very easy to summarize she took even more.

Everyone is just focusing in on "cookies" like its no big deal. Yes, I would agree if it were a one time bag of cookies. ITS NOT. Its a long standing, 7 yr, non stop theft. That is something totally different then everyone makes this out too be.

It is quite widespread and very costly to employers.

Not just the employers, either. It raises the cost of everything you and I buy in any store, anywhere. And sooner or later a store was going to finally decide to make an example of one of these lawless perpetrators. People who resent the businesses where they work -- and millions of people resent working at WalMart where the wages are low and the hours even lower -- do not get to steal from them as revenge.
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Old 03-08-2013, 02:00 PM
 
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Loss prevention is a huge field. Most loss occurs from internal employee theft. The real issue is the lax loss prevention staff at that store.
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Old 03-08-2013, 04:26 PM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Obviously you didn't read the article or the police report. It specifically states she stole 1-2 items per week, for the past 7 years she has been employed at Walmart. That is what she is admitting too. You can probably gurantee the amount is twice as much as she said. Over that amount time, the loss to the company could have easily topped 50k.

She is getting exactly what she deserves. Yes, just the one bag of cookies? Sure fire her, make her pay it back, end of story. Howver, for this much sustained embezzlement, yes criminal charges are appropriate.
It seems as if YOU didn't read the article. It clearly states that the thefts took place over a 7 MONTH period; all the thefts were food items; this 'Bonnie Parker' wannabe said she did not have the money to purchase them.

Food. It's basic to life of any kind. Too bad Walmart didn't pay her enough to buy food.
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