Real-Life Hamburglars Arrested
36-year-old Kristi Stiller, 29-year-old Holly Locke and 23-year-old Sylvia Smith worked at a McDonalds located inside the Chiefland Wal-mart Supercenter.
The police report lists Stiller and Locke as restaurant managers. But, it didn't stop them from taking what they wanted.
The investigation room at the Chiefland Police Department is filled to the brim with nearly one thousand dollars worth of recovered goods, which included tents, swimming goggles, beach towels, sun screen, and lots and lots of fireworks.
"I guess they were going to go camping and shoot fireworks on the Fourth of July, which I don't believe they will be doing now," said Chiefland Police Department Chief Robert Douglas.
According to officers, it all started when a McDonald's employee came forward saying other employees were shopping without paying from Wal-mart. Security cameras confirmed the tip.
Douglas says the three women put goods in a cart, put them in a McDonalds box when no one was watching and then wheeled it out the front door.
"When they were leaving the store, they would tell security we got to go to the other store, and take these supplies and we'll be back after awhile," said Douglas. "The truth was they were taking it, putting in their cars and when they left for the day, they were going home and stashing the stuff."
All three are charged with a felony count of grand theft and a misdemeanor criminal conspiracy charge.
Douglas says no one knows exactly how long the trio had been stealing from Wal-mart. He believes it lasted for at least the last few months, and possibly as long as a year.
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