Cops: Walmart clerk referenced stealing money on Facebook

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ALPHARETTA, Ga. - Police say a Walmart cashier who was taking money from the store posted a reference to the crime on his Facebook page.

Alpharetta police say the video showed a cashier at the Walmart on Haynes Bridge Road in practicing "slight of hand."

"He would count the $20 bills in the register and then he would stretch out the bill, making it look like he was looking at what denomination it was to put back in the drawer. But he would palm his hand over the money and slide a bill off the stack of money into his pocket," said Alpharetta police officer George Gordon.

Channel 2's Jeff Dore spoke to shoppers who said they were shocked by the crime.

"That sounds like complete nonsense. Who would do that?" asked Safarah Martinez.

Police arrested former clerk Beshaw Ogbonna. Then they got a tip that they should look at Ogbonna's Facebook page, where they saw a picture of the ex-worker holding up money and stating he loves his job.

"That was pretty much handing us this incident," said Gordon.

"Oh my gosh. What were they thinking," Martinez said about the incident.

Not all shoppers are convinced "thinking" is the operative word.

"Well, in the first place I think it's dishonest, and then I think (Ogbonna) may be not real bright," said shopper Elizabeth Gleason.

Dore went to Ogbonna's home address to get an explanation from him, but he wasn't available.

Police said stealing as much money Ogbonna allegedly took from the store qualifies as a felony.

He has since been released from jail on bond.