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RandySF

(61,414 posts)
Mon Feb 10, 2014, 12:53 AM Feb 2014

Police: Teen Tricked Oklahoma Walmart Managers Out Of Nearly $30,000

NORMAN, Okla. (CBS Houston) – A 17-year-old scammed 3 Oklahoma Walmart stores out of nearly $30,000, reports KFOR-TV.

Police say the teen, whose name is not being released because he is a juvenile, conned the managers of those stores into thinking he was an employee.

At a Walmart in Moore, the teen “acted as if he was a general manager from another store,” says the police report. He told the managers he was doing an inventory before corporate higher ups came to inspect them after the holidays.

Surveillance cameras recorded the teen all alone in the cash room where he took “multiple bundles of cash, stuffing them inside his pockets and clothes,” says the report.

http://houston.cbslocal.com/2014/02/08/police-teen-tricked-oklahoma-walmart-managers-out-of-nearly-30000/

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Police: Teen Tricked Oklahoma Walmart Managers Out Of Nearly $30,000 (Original Post) RandySF Feb 2014 OP
Is it wrong that this made me chuckle? nt Mnemosyne Feb 2014 #1
I did, too. Fawke Em Feb 2014 #3
Glad I'm not alone! Mnemosyne Feb 2014 #12
Shows you the intelligence of Walmart management. Vashta Nerada Feb 2014 #2
Management tends to not be, in any industry Scootaloo Feb 2014 #6
Reminds me of a young private... Lost_Count Feb 2014 #11
Very impressive jsr Feb 2014 #4
The kid wasn't that bright without some "flee the country" escape plan Blue_Tires Feb 2014 #22
Wish I'd thought of that. Dark n Stormy Knight Feb 2014 #5
Yes! NobodyHere Feb 2014 #7
Apparenlty only if you're already really wealthy. Dark n Stormy Knight Feb 2014 #25
Maybe he's the person who bought $1000 postulater Feb 2014 #8
Until he got caught. This isn't exactly a "success" story. WinkyDink Feb 2014 #9
Gotta admit he was pretty avebury Feb 2014 #10
The culture of obedience in action. nt bemildred Feb 2014 #13
+1. Brickbat Feb 2014 #14
I can remember when we made a big deal of being independent thinkers and bemildred Feb 2014 #15
Remember the TV show "The Rockford files" from the 70s? JoePhilly Feb 2014 #17
Yeah, McGyver, Hiram Holliday was my favorite back in the day. bemildred Feb 2014 #19
The Adventures of Hiram Holliday bemildred Feb 2014 #21
Line managers and other middle managers are some of the worst tinpot dictators in business. Brickbat Feb 2014 #18
And very poorly trained, with poor social skills, but they are disposable too. nt bemildred Feb 2014 #20
They've gone through so many employees nilesobek Feb 2014 #16
Kids has balls Springslips Feb 2014 #23
here ya go! Vinnie From Indy Feb 2014 #26
Jail him. Donald Ian Rankin Feb 2014 #24
 

Lost_Count

(555 posts)
11. Reminds me of a young private...
Mon Feb 10, 2014, 07:49 AM
Feb 2014

Last edited Mon Feb 10, 2014, 10:03 AM - Edit history (1)

... Who was complaining how it was unfair that the officers got paid more when all they did was "paperwork."

I ribbed him about it a few years later once he had some experience and knew with certainty that he was happy with his job and wouldn't take mine to save his life.

Blue_Tires

(55,445 posts)
22. The kid wasn't that bright without some "flee the country" escape plan
Mon Feb 10, 2014, 02:24 PM
Feb 2014

since he had to know he'd be on camera and ID'd pretty soon...

avebury

(10,964 posts)
10. Gotta admit he was pretty
Mon Feb 10, 2014, 07:42 AM
Feb 2014

smart, Walmart pretty dumb. His big mistake was not knowing when to quit.

I will admit that I laughed at the story.

bemildred

(90,061 posts)
15. I can remember when we made a big deal of being independent thinkers and
Mon Feb 10, 2014, 10:19 AM
Feb 2014

taking initiative and critical thinking. But now we are supposed to be employees, and not ask questions or think for ourselves. That's not "efficient".

JoePhilly

(27,787 posts)
17. Remember the TV show "The Rockford files" from the 70s?
Mon Feb 10, 2014, 10:30 AM
Feb 2014

In every episode the detective, Jim Rockford, used this exact same technique.

He'd assume a character and a role to trick some one, and then gain access to evidence or other information that he needed.

bemildred

(90,061 posts)
19. Yeah, McGyver, Hiram Holliday was my favorite back in the day.
Mon Feb 10, 2014, 10:34 AM
Feb 2014

But then somewhere around 1980, it all changed, that thinking stuff interferes with the buynbg mood, so it's straight sex, violence and monkey politics, preferably decorated with suitable product placements throughout.

Brickbat

(19,339 posts)
18. Line managers and other middle managers are some of the worst tinpot dictators in business.
Mon Feb 10, 2014, 10:31 AM
Feb 2014

Tyrants to their direct reports, and craven yes-men to those above them. When businesses focus only on the the next quarter's results instead of building something long-term, people like that thrive -- and in fact are necessary to keep the game going. They're beatable, though, as this article illustrates.

nilesobek

(1,423 posts)
16. They've gone through so many employees
Mon Feb 10, 2014, 10:22 AM
Feb 2014

that its easy to get one's hands on a spare uniform. He was playing a role and did a pretty good job of it. All of us who work in retail are actors in a small time role because there are 50 cameras surrounding me and audio recording throughout the store.

Not saying I support stealing but where can I send money to his jail commissary?

Springslips

(533 posts)
23. Kids has balls
Mon Feb 10, 2014, 02:56 PM
Feb 2014

If I would take the time to learn how to imbed pictures you'd see the big gold ones from Glenn Gary Glenn Ross here.

Donald Ian Rankin

(13,598 posts)
24. Jail him.
Mon Feb 10, 2014, 03:50 PM
Feb 2014

17 is old enough that repeated, large-scale, premeditated theft needs to be punished with a jail term.

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