Cops: Facebook boasts help lead to arrest of Walmart cashier charged with theft

Walmart cashier Beshaw Ogbanna thought he had outsmarted his bosses at the Haynes Bridge Road store in Alpharetta, employing an unsophisticated sleight of hand to pocket $20 bills from his register, according to police.

But investigators say he got greedy, stealing $3,100 over a span of five days. Then, police allege, Ogbanna got cute, posting photos of himself on Facebook holding up the money and writing how he loved his job.

“That was pretty much handing us this incident,” Alpharetta police spokesman George Gordon told Channel 2 Action News.

Now, the unemployed cashier faces felony theft charges that carry a sentence of no less than one year in prison.

According to Gordon, Ogbanna would count the $20 bills, then “stretch out the bill, making it look like he was looking at what denomination it was to put back in the drawer.”

He’d then place his palm over the money, sliding a bill from the stack into his pocket, Gordon said. An examination of the store’s surveillance cameras exposed the alleged ruse.

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