A $10,000 bond was set Tuesday for a Pine Bluff man who allegedly stole merchandise while working at the Walmart Supercenter.
Pine Bluff District Judge John Kearney set the bond after ruling prosecutors have probable cause to charge Javeon Shelton, 24, with theft of property.
According to a probable cause affidavit from Pine Bluff Police Department Detective Roger Gray, Shelton allegedly took two big screen televisions from the store without paying for them.
Police were sent to Walmart Sunday for a reported shoplifter, and while there, were told about an unrelated incident of employee theft. Gray said in the affidavit that a store loss prevention officer reported that Shelton had taken a 55-inch television valued at $428 on Aug. 30, and a 65-inch television valued at $998 on Sept. 2, out of the store.
Store security video on Aug. 30 showed Shelton load the television into a shopping cart on the sales floor and push it out the door to a vehicle, where a second man loaded it into a vehicle.
On Sept. 2, security video showed Shelton put a television in a cart and push it out of a stockroom, then through the store and out to the parking lot, where the television was loaded into the back of a truck, which drove off.
Gray reported that when Shelton was questioned, he allegedly said he had been paid $40 for the 55-inch television and $140 for the 65-inch television, and said he gave a co-worker $100 of that and kept the remaining $40.