The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

Local News

December 29, 2008

Wal-Mart employee charged with grand theft for stealing gift cards

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Tatakis also admitted the theft and fraudulent use of her employee discount card to deputies. She told deputies she stole the gift cards to buy Christmas presents for her son. Wal-Mart officials tracked eight instances where Tatakis allowed her friends to use her discount card resulting in an additional $42.38 loss to Wal-Mart. The cost of the iPod Nano was $147.88. The total amount of the theft was $750.04, according to reports.

Tatakis was arrested without incident and when deputies searched her purse one of the stolen gift cards was discovered inside. Tatakis is being charged with one count of felony grand theft and two counts of misdemeanor theft, according to reports.

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