A now former employee of a Wal-Mart in Decatur, Texas, was arrested in conjunction with the theft of more than $240,000 over the span of the past two years.
Nacina Walker, who had worked for Wal-Mart since 1982, ran her embezzlement scheme by creating elaborate fraudulent return transactions, which allowed her to pocket cash from the register that she manned.
Walker, 50, was arrested Tuesday and charged with theft of property of more than $200,000. Police said between January 2013 and October 2014, Walker would create fake returns while working at Walmart, then would pocket the refunds.
In total, police believe she stole nearly $240,000
And the thing is, judging from her mugshot, she totally looks like someone who would A) hold down a job at Wal-Mart for the past thirty-some years, and B) definitely be up to something while she was doing it.
Reports indicate that when Walker first realized how easy it was to manipulate Wal-Mart’s register system to function as her personal bank, she started out by taking small increments of cash here and there. However, her greed grew to the point where she was eventually walking away with more than $8,000 a day, and ended up being her eventual downfall.
How the fuck nobody higher up in management noticed what was going on is completely beyond me, but then again, we are talking about a Wal-Mart in rural Texas, so I don’t think I really need to elaborate any more than that.
She said it was as if she couldn’t stop and it “snowballed,” the warrant said.
But the retail giant did catch on, fired her, and passed the case to police. A spokesman at the Walmart corporate office in Arkansas said he could not say where this case measures up as far as the most money an employee has been accused of embezzling.
Snowballed!? You got that fucking right! She’s probably the only cashier in the history of Wal-Mart to ever go home after a “hard” day of work with enough money in her pocket to buy a half-decent Rolex, that’s for sure!
Walker claims she used the money to help support her husband’s business, and aid with the care of her elderly parents and their medical bills.
Apparently, she has a new job for the time being after posting a $30,000 bond, and that’s pretty much the most illogical thing I’ve ever heard. But, if convicted, she’s looking at anywhere between five to 99 years in prison for first degree felony.
Going from Scrooge Duck swimming in bucks to a cell in the slammer. Jeez. Guess it was a good run while it lasted, Nacina.