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Stewart guilty of stealing pills from pharmacy at Walmart
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A former Walmart pharmacy employee will escape jail time but must make restitution for stealing drugs from her employer.
Becky Kaye Stewart was granted a two-year judicial diversion by Circuit Court Judge Bart Stanley and must make restitution in the amount of $1,210. She must also perform 40 hours public service work and undergo an alcohol and drug assessment. Her criminal record will be erased provided she gets into no further trouble during her two-year probationary period.
According to investigators, Stewart was charged after Walmart loss prevention uncovered her year-long scheme.
An investigation began after drugs were discovered missing from the pharmacy. At that point a surveillance system was secretly installed and Stewart was reportedly seen taking the drugs. The drugs included items like hydrocodone and diazepam.
Police checked into what happened to the drugs on the chance Stewart was trafficking them. However, police believe Stewart was stealing the drugs to feed her own addiction.
Police say the thefts persisted for about a year before she was caught this summer.