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Written By: Reagan Ta
An Apple Valley man has been arrested on suspicion of embezzling cash and gift card funds from a Victorville Walmart.
Marcus Jefferson, 26, was an employee of a third-party vendor at the Walmart located at 11896 Amargosa Road. Jefferson’s cash register had a daily shortage, which prompted Walmart Loss Prevention to perform an internal audit. When it became apparent that something was amiss, he was reported to police.
Victorville police were sent to the Walmart store to investigate around noon on Sunday, August 28th. “During their investigation, deputies witnessed Jefferson stealing cash at his register,” according to the news release. “He was detained, and a search of his person resulted in the recovery of the stolen cash. Deputies determined Jefferson embezzled a total of over $2,000 during the past month.”
Jefferson already had an outstanding misdemeanor warrant at the time of his arrest. He was booked at High Desert Detention Center for felony embezzlement as well as the outstanding warrant. His bail was set at $50,000.