Tuesday, October 21, 2014

The Softer Side of Prison

Wow. Seems like some folks really do reach for the stars. Of course, sometimes it's just to steal them. Talk about aiming high, though...

Sears clerk arrested for swiping nearly $4 million in items
New Jersey police charged one lone Sears clerk for stealing —and then trying to sell —$3.7 million worth of goods from a warehouse, The Daily Mail reported on Monday.

The publication said Kim Watson, 32, was arrested on Friday and allegedly sold high-end merchandise from the Sears Distribution Center in Logan Township, New Jersey. An investigation found items from bedding to kitchen appliances missing from the warehouse.
I'm trying to wrap my head around this. I mean, Sears sells appliances, but I find it hard to believe she was moving dozens of ranges out of the warehouse every week. Now, granted, there's no time period listed - this could have been over the past decade - but I have to believe that even if it was over a period of 10 years, Sears would notice more than a third of a million dollars a year going missing.

Now, police are pretty sure she had accomplices and a distribution network, so it's likely there's a lot more to the story. It never ceases to amaze me just how cheaply some people will sell out their good names and their vocations. At least in this case, it's in the millions. I do have to laugh, though - this woman absconded with millions of dollars of merchandise, sold it for cash, and her bail was $50K...

I wonder if she'll try to use some variation of wealth-redistribution as her defense?

That is all.

4 comments:

Old NFO said...

Waiting on the backstory on this one...

Ted said...

Given the right level of access to the warehouse inventory and distribution system, a reasonably skilled person can generate the needed paperwork to have whatever they want delivered to whoever they want. She probably didn't need accomplices. If you can add phantom orders into the system , then your stolen stuff gets delivered by the same crew that is delivering the legit orders


The problem is finding your way past all the safeguards and being able to delete your phantom orders from the system before the inventory cross checks kick in. Clearly that step was way beyond her ability or knowledge


Stretch said...

Forget it Jay.
It's Jersey.

Ed said...

NJ SWAG - Stolen Without A Gun.