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Oklahoma teen tricks Walmart out of 24k
An Oklahoma teenager managed to walk out of Walmart with $24,201.
According to police he masqueraded as a Walmart manager, tricking his way into the cash office.
On Dec. 23, the 17 year old walked into Walmart, wearing a blue collared shirt, khaki pants and a jacket, along with a Walmart name tag that showed him to be a 5 year company veteran.
He allegedly told a customer service manager that he had arrived to do a pre-holiday inventory and asked to go to the cash office. He then proceeded to grill the woman about register audits -- how often the store had them, how they were being done, and how many they were able to do during the holiday, according to the report. He told her the store needed to do at least three more that night, and asked her to go do them, the report states. She complied, leaving the young man unattended, police said.
She was gone only 10 minutes and when she returned the teenager left, making off with 24k.
Later that night she returned to the cash office to put a bag of money in the moneybox, finding the box empty except for one bag of one-dollar bills.
Surveillance video allowed authorities to identify the young man as someone who had previously worked as a Walmart employee in Oklahoma City, according to the report. He resigned from that job, says the report, after being confronted about taking money from the cash register. He was arrested on Jan. 30.
The teen's name has not released because he is a juvenile. But the police report detailing the crime describes him as demonstrating a cool, self-confidence few adults could equal.