Texas Wal-Mart Employee Accused of Stealing $240K From Store By Faking Returns

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A Wal-Mart sign is seen in a file photo. (Credit: WXIN)

A Texas Wal-Mart employee has been accused of stealing $240,000 from the store where she worked.

Police arrested Nacina Walker, 50, in what one detective called the biggest theft case he’s ever handled, according to television station WFAA.

The alleged thefts occurred between January 2013 and October 2014. According to investigators, Walker created fake returns and then pocketed the refunds.

She told investigators it started with small amounts. When Walker realized the store hadn’t noticed $50 missing here and $100 missing there, the amounts grew.

At one point, she stole more than $8,000 a day, police said.

Walker told detectives she did it to pay medical bills and because she was caring for her elderly parents.

She had worked at Wal-Mart since 1982.

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