Walmart Employee Theft Scheme

Police tell NBC10 the employees made off with $60K in merchandise

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    A large Wal-Mart theft ring was discovered and there were also employees who were in on it. NBC10's Doug Shimell has the story. (Published Thursday, Apr 4, 2013)

    Police are looking for a Walmart cashier and her husband, who investigators say were the ringleaders in a store theft ring.

    Jatmarie Merced and her husband David Burgos are accused of stealing $60,000 worth of merchandise, with the help of at least three other employees.

    Police say the wife, who worked at the Bethlehem Township Walmart, would check out a large order of merchandise, but would only ring up a very inexpensive item and let the rest go unpaid.

    "Even people that work in the store think there's a legitimate transaction going on and in reality there is not," said Tony Stevens, Bethlehem Twp. Police, who showed surveillance video of one of these "fake" transactions to NBC10's Doug Shimell.

    Investigators are trying to track down Merced and Burgos, along with Kristopher Herrera, 19, but say there are several other participants in the theft ring who they are working to identify.