McAlester News-Capital, McAlester, OK

Local News

November 24, 2006

Second Wal-Mart employee charged with embezzlement

For the second time in less than two weeks a Wal-Mart employee has been charged in Pittsburg County District Court with embezzling from the store.

Justin Lynn Taylor, 20, Wilburton, was charged Wednesday with a felony count of embezzlment. He is alleged to have taken almost $1,100 from the Wal-Mart Supercenter between Nov. 3 and Tuesday, according to court documents.

Taylor worked in the store’s automotive department, according to store officials. He is no longer employed by Wal-Mart.

If convicted of the felony charge, Taylor could be sentenced to up to five years imprisonment, fined up to $5,000 and ordered to pay restitution.

The charge against Taylor is the second embezzlement charge filed against a former Wal-Mart employee in less than two weeks. Cletis D. Lowe Jr. was charged with a misdemeanor count of the crime earlier this month.

“With over 1.3 million associates in the United States, this kind of thing does happen from time to time,” said Sharon Webber, a Wal-Mart spokeswoman. “We take no pleasure in firing anyone, so things are usually investigated very carefully before that ever happens.”

What if an employee is found innocent at trial?

“As a general rule, we look at those on a case by case basis,” Webber said.

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
Local News
Seasonal Content
AP Video
The Carbon Trap: US Exports Global Warming UN Security Council Calls for Gaza Cease-fire Traditional African Dishes Teach Healthy Eating 13 Struck by Lightning on Calif. Beach Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted Israel, Hamas Trade Fire Despite Truce in Gaza Italy's Nibali Set to Win First Tour De France Raw: Shipwrecked Concordia Completes Last Voyage Raw: Sea Turtle Hatchlings Emerge From Nest Raw: Massive Dust Storm Covers Phoenix 12-hour Cease-fire in Gaza Fighting Begins Raw: Bolivian Dancers Attempt to Break Record Raw: Israel, Palestine Supporters Rally in US Raw: Air Algerie Flight 5017 Wreckage Virginia Governor Tours Tornado Aftermath Judge Faces Heat Over Offer to Help Migrant Kids Kangaroo Goes Missing in Oklahoma More M17 Bodies Return, Sanctions on Russia Grow Raw: Deadly Tornado Hits Virginia Campground Ohio State Marching Band Chief Fired After Probe
NDN Video
Big Weekend For Atlanta Braves In Cooperstown - @TheBuzzeronFox Chapter Two: Becoming a first-time director What's Got Jack Black Freaking Out at Comic-Con? Doctors Remove 232 Teeth From Teen's Mouth Bradley Cooper Explains His Voice in 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Deja vu: Another NYPD officer choke-holding a suspect 'Fifty Shades of Grey': Watch the Super Sexy First Trailer Now! Reports: Ravens RB Ray Rice Suspended For 1st 2 Games Of The Season Air Algerie plane with 119 on board missing over Mali Diamond Stone, Malik Newman, Josh Jackson and others showcase talent Free Arturo - The World's Saddest Polar Bear A Look Back at Batman On Film Through The Years LeBron James -- Dropped $2k On Cupcake Apology ... Proceeds To Benefit Charity Snoop Dogg Says He Smoked Weed at the White House Raw: Fight Breaks Out in Ukraine Parliament Chris Pratt Interrupts Interview To French Braid Intern's Hair Shirtless Super Mario Balotelli Dances While Ironing - @TheBuzzeronFOX Whoa! Watch "Housewives" Star Do the Unthinkable LeBron apologizes to neighbors with cupcakes Justin Bieber In Calvin Klein Underwear Shoot
Parade
Magazine

Click HERE to read all your Parade favorites including Hollywood Wire, Celebrity interviews and photo galleries, Food recipes and cooking tips, Games and lots more.