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Wal-Mart employee accused of stealing $2,500 from store

  • Jerrica Coleman, CPD handout.
Jerrica Coleman, CPD handout.
December 16, 2013|By Rachel Cromidas, @rachelcromidas | RedEye

A suburban woman was arrested at her job at Wal-Mart Sunday afternoon after she admitted to stealing close to $2,500 from the cash registers over the past month, according to court records.

Jerrica Coleman, 20, of Halzelcrest, Ill., was charged with five counts of theft after a Wal-Mart employee saw video surveillance footage of her taking hundreds of dollars from various store cash registers between Nov. 26 and Dec. 15., according to the police report.

Coleman, who was employed as a customer service representative at the Pullman Wal-Mart at 10900 S. Doty Ave., told police officers she took the money, which was at least $2,500, to help her family and pay for extra things she might need, the police report said. Coleman allegedly told police her first theft occurred on Nov. 18 and was unintentional; when she realized she had taken the money and, "no consequence had come of it," the report said, "she decided to do it again."

Coleman was brought to the Cook County Criminal Courthouse on Monday afternoon and released on a $25,000 I-bond with electronic home monitoring required.

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