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Woman steals $3.7 million in merchandise from Sears warehouse

By Mason White 1:43 PM October 23, 2014
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By: Chan Yuan
A woman managed to steal millions of dollars worth of merchandise from Sears, before being caught.

The woman of New Jersey, was arrested after being accused of stealing $3.7 million in goods from the Sears warehouse.

She then sold the merchandise for a profit through the Internet.

Kim Watson, 37, of Clementon, was charged with theft after she ran a ring that sold the goods for cash or barter, Logan Township Police said in a statement.

Watson worked as an inventory clerk at the Sears distribution center, where she fabricated orders for high end electronics and other items, and then sold the merchandise.

The retailer lost millions of dollars in the scheme that lasted for more than two years. Sears said that it lost about $2.6 million worth of goods, which had a retail value of $3.7 million.

Watson is being held in the county jail on $50,000 bond.