Ex-employee allegedly stole over $4,200 worth of merchandise from Worthington store – The Globe

WORTHINGTON — Laborer Kaipay, 32, of Worthington, has been charged with felony theft for allegedly taking more than $4,200 worth of items from a Worthington store between April 26 and August 1 of this year.

She received a subpoena in Nobles County Fifth District Court.

According to the criminal complaint, the Worthington Police Department was notified by a Walmart loss prevention specialist on August 3 of a theft by a Walmart employee. The specialist said the report was delayed due to Walmart’s theft protocol involving employees.

The specialist reported that Kaipay recently moved to a Walmart store in Mankato and was fired on day one and broke into all Walmart and Sam’s Club stores. The specialist then allegedly provided security footage, along with incident reports, to the WPD of any incidents in which Kaipay shoplifted.

The officer, reviewing the footage, noted that a woman matching Kaipay’s description was seen wrapping a roast chicken without scanning it. Several months later, Kaipay was reportedly seen carrying a TV from electronics to customer service. Later that day, Kaipay allegedly walked out of the store with the TV and loaded it into his vehicle without attempting to pay it.

She is due to appear in court for the first time on October 3.

If convicted, Kaipay faces up to five years in prison and/or a $10,000 fine.