Woman accused of embezzling from WalmartNovember 24,2012BENNINGTON — A Benmont Avenue woman was charged with a felony count of embezzlement this week after police said she had taken about $1,000 in cash and merchandise while working at the Walmart in Bennington between July and October.
Kimberly A. Young, 26, of Bennington, pleaded innocent this week to the single charge in Bennington criminal court. Young was released without bail.
In an affidavit, Cpl. Christopher Lauzon of the Bennington Police Department said he met with Chris Colehamer, asset protection manager at the local Walmart on Oct. 8. Colehamer told police that Young, who worked at the store, admitted to taking items like cigarettes, food and money.
On Oct. 19, Lauzon reviewed video surveillance footage from the store. Lauzon said he saw instances of Young taking items on different occasions from Sept. 2 to Oct. 17.
In a statement, Colehamer said he began investigating Young after she was short $40 in her register on Sept. 30. After watching her for several weeks, Colehamer said he had evidence she took cash and merchandise worth $1,001.19.MORE IN This Just InTOMORROW'S HEADLINES TODAY: Two fires, one in West Rutland and the other in Middletown Springs, keep firefighters busy, sports and update on robbery at Jenny Wren's in Springfield. 0News Editor Alan Keays, staff writer Darren Marcy and Sports Editor Bob Fredette discuss some of... Full StoryStaff Report Full Story
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