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Former Walmart employee charged for letting thieves walk
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A former Walmart employee faces grand theft charges after he turned a blind eye to his buddies carrying merchandise out the door without paying.The suspect, Austin Medley, 20, is charged with theft over $1,000 for incidents that occurred over the holiday season.According to Walmart loss prevention, Austin was a cashier in the tire center of the local store and turned his back to the thefts.“He let people leave without scanning, or he changed the price for those people,” said Michelle Tanner in her warrant against the former employee.Loss prevention believes Medley let people walk out without paying or assisted in changing prices on merchandise on at least 15 occasions spanning from Nov. 30 to Dec. 29. Altogether, it is believed Medley is responsible for thousands of dollars in losses for the retailer.“The investigation found Mr. Medley had let around $2,566 walk out of the tire and lube center doors,” Tanner maintains.Since the tire center is monitored by video, there is a chance some of those who took advantage of Austin’s alleged blind eye could also be prosecuted on theft charges.