A Walmart employee who worked in the cash department was the last person police would have suspected to be running an elaborate scheme to scam the company out of hundreds of thousands of dollars. In fact, she was an employee police often turned to help investigate thefts.
On Tuesday, Nacina Walker, was arrested and charged with theft of property of more than $200,000. Police said Walker, who’d been a trusted employee at the Decatur, TX store since 1982, stole nearly $240,000 in total.
According to police, between January 2013 and October 2014, Walker created fake returns and would pocket the refunds. Authorities say she admitted to starting with small amounts like $50, but eventually the fake refunds “snowballed” to $8,000 a day.
Her motive? She told police she did it to “help pay her bills.” In her statement, Walker said she was on a salary cap and she needed the money for medical bills, her husband’s business, and because she was caring for her elderly parents.
Walker was released from Wise County jail Tuesday after posting a $30,000 bond. if convicted, Walker faces anywhere from five to 99 years in prison.