New Mexico

Walmart employee accused of embezzling thousands of dollars

WalMart employee faces seven counts...

New Mexico State Police arrested a Walmart employee in connection with the alleged embezzlement of thousands of dollars.

Police say that between September 16th and October 2nd, Cecilia Garcia, 41, embezzled a total of $9,453.53 from the Wal-Mart on Valley Drive in Las Cruces.

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Garcia faces seven felony counts of embezzlement.

She told investigators that she needed money for her loans. She also said her daughter's car was repossessed.

On one night, Garcia removed $3,764.95 from the register, according to the police statement of probable cause.

Garcia allegedly told an investigator she took money that night to make a payment before she lost her trailer.


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