Walmart Hits Oreo-Loving Worker With Felony Charge
63-year-old fired, accused of theft
By Neal Colgrass, Newser Staff
Posted Feb 22, 2013 6:30 PM CST
Penny Winters.   (Portage Police)

(Newser) – Walmart is slapping a former employee with felony charges after she allegedly ate the store's Oreo cookies on the job, The Smoking Gun reports. Penny Winters, 63, admits to munching on Oreos at the Indiana store but says she noticed an open bag and considered them a gift from management. Surveillance footage, however, showed "Ms. Winters select the package of cookies, open it, and proceed to consume multiple cookies during her work shift," according to a police report.

The report added that Winters admitted to stealing and eating other junk food, and said she “simply did not have the monies to legitimately purchase the food items." So Walmart had her arrested, charged with felony theft, and fired her from the $11.40-per-hour maintenance job. She posted bond and was released from jail earlier this week.

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Feb 24, 2013 8:01 PM CST
Go ahead and keep buying from walmart when the next chinese aircraft carrier rolls out I will be laughing
Feb 24, 2013 5:32 PM CST
Wal-Mart is very expensive, because they drive our taxes sky high. The Waltons who own Wal-Mart are experts at welfare fraud, and they derive a good deal of their wealth by stealing from all of us, including the commentors here who want crime harshly punished. Last week, when my optician nephew interviewed at Wal-Mart, the first words the interviewer spoke were, 'We can't give you full time.' Well, of course not, because that would infringe on the welfare scam the Waltons are running to defraud taxpayers by making us pay for their employees' food stamps, Medicaid, daycare and rent subsidies. So, their employee committed a petty larceny while working for an organized crime syndicate that specializes in grand larceny.
Feb 24, 2013 3:47 PM CST
When it was discovered that Walmart underpaid its female workers, were they charged with a felony for cheating them out of an equal wage?