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Decatur Woman Arrested in Alleged Walmart Theft Ring

Barbara Weston is among those charged with theft by deception.

Walmart's Acworth store. FILE PHOTO
Walmart's Acworth store. FILE PHOTO

by Ann Marie Quill

Six Walmart employees in Acworth, including one from Decatur, have been charged in a theft ring at the store at 3105 Cobb Parkway.

On the day before Christmas Eve, Acworth's police department was contacted by the company's security loss prevention office, which had began noticing discrepancies in transactions involving the six workers.

Walmart's loss prevention began to investigate the case along with Acworth detectives, and discovered that the employees were involved with theft of more than $6,000 worth of merchandise by voiding transactions at the register. This allowed co-workers to leave the store without paying.

The following were charged with theft by deception:

1)    Beauford J. Goodrum (21) of Kennesaw

2)    Lamaris Denise Fields (19) of Acworth

3)    Shawn Allen Harris (22) of Dallas

4)    Jamecah Ania Ray (19) of Acworth

5)    Barbara Weston (56) of Decatur

6)    Yashica Rene Campbell (43) of Kennesaw

Warnin ToU January 01, 2014 at 09:02 AM
Any of these miscreants white?
OnceWasAnnie January 14, 2014 at 10:26 PM
Oh, right! Because only Black people commit crimes, huh, Warnin ToU? You're racist, aren't you?
Warnin ToU January 15, 2014 at 08:16 AM
Once Was Annie, did you check it out? Was any of dem white? I ain't no racist, I a realist. I see what is and base my life on what is, because basing my life on what "should be" or "could be" will end up getting you killed. You go look at the population in any prision and the largest portion is black folks, the smallest is white folks. Now why is that? Wake up and smell the roses. The truth hurts - take an asprin.

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