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17-year-old pretends to be Walmart manager before making off with $30,000

By Mason White 11:07 AM February 13, 2014
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By: Anika Rao
(Scroll down for video) A teenage boy had an impressive and elaborate scheme to steal money from Walmart.

The 17-year-old was fired from his job at a Walmart in Oklahoma, and he decided to use his uniform to rob a different Walmart.

According to Sgt. Jeremey Lewis of the Moore Police Department, the teenager was an employee of a Walmart in Oklahoma City, when he was fired for allegedly stealing money from the store.

The teenager, who still had his uniform and name tag, went to a Walmart in nearby Edmond, where he pretended to be a Walmart employee and managed steal about $30,000.

When he arrived at the Edmond Walmart, he told the manager that he came to help out and to do inventory.

The manager put him to work at the register, where he worked for about six hours and took all the money he made, which was about $3,000 – authorities said.

He then went to the cash room where he helped an employee do some work.

When that employee left the room, the teenager stuffed about $30,000 into his pants.

When the manager of the Edmond Walmart realized what had happened, he called the police and notified the corporate headquarters.

Officer arrested the teenager. He was charged with grand larceny for obtaining money by false pretenses.