A 17-year-old stole nearly $30,000 in December by dressing up as a Walmart employee and convincing management he was there to do inventory checks, authorities in Oklahoma say.
Police aren’t releasing the suspect’s name because of his status as a minor, but a report says the teen acted as a member of outside management and told a manager “he was doing an inventory of the store before general managers came to inspect them after the holidays,” according to KFOR-TV.
Authorities add that the 17-year-old was left “alone in the cash office” and stole “multiple bundles of cash, stuffing them inside his pockets and clothes.”
According to KFOR-TV, the teen, who had previously worked at a Walmart before being fired for stealing, even hugged the manager as he exited the store, stunning police.
“He’s obviously confident in what he’s doing and has a good story,” Sgt. Jeremey Lewis reportedly said.
The teen was eventually caught when he tried to pull the con at a new Walmart location. It was not clear if the 17-year-old would be tried as an adult by the Cleveland County District Attorney.
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