Employee facing drug charges, embezzlement
Menomonee Falls - A former stock clerk at Target is facing multiple charges after he was caught stealing more than $2,000 in merchandise on Jan. 29.
According to the Menomonee Falls police:
Store security at Target, W17707 Shady Lane, began investigating the employee, a 20-year-old Milwaukee man, after they discovered empty and discarded packaging in a stocking area around mid-January. After surveillance cameras captured the employee concealing and taking merchandise from the store he was confronted by store security, who found stolen merchandise in his possession.
According to Target, the man stole approximately $2,373 worth of merchandise between Jan. 17 and Jan. 29.
During the booking search police also found a plastic bag containing marijuana in his pocket. He is facing charges of embezzlement and possession of marijuana.
Police warn of wallet thefts in grocery stores
Menomonee Falls - Police are warning women not to place their purses in shopping carts after two women had their wallets stolen out of their purses at a local grocery store.
According to Menomonee Falls Police:
A woman's wallet was stolen out of her purse while she was shopping at Woodman's, N8145 Highway 145, between 10:15 and 11:10 a.m. Jan. 28. The woman had her purse in the front portion of the shopping cart when the incident occurred.
A second victim came to the Police Department on Jan. 30 after her wallet was stolen out of her purse while she was shopping at Woodman's between 2 and 3 p.m. Jan. 30. The woman also reported that unauthorized charges were made on one of her personal credit cards.
Menomonee Falls Police Capt. Mark Waters is advising residents not to place their purses in shopping carts and to keep them over their shoulders or in their possession at all times while shopping.
"When we shop we don't always keep our eyes on our cart," Waters said.
He stated that when shopping, it is natural for people to look up, down, to the side and even to take a few steps away from their carts to look for something on the other side of the aisle.
"It only takes a one split second of looking away and your purse or wallet is gone," Waters said.
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