Abilene Walmart employee accused of stealing thousands of fake online orders

This Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017, photo shows corporate signage at a Walmart in Kissimmee, Fla. Walmart is testing a service that lets a delivery person walk into a customer's home when they're not there to drop off packages or put groceries in the fridge. The retailer says the service is for busy families who don't have time to stop at a store. (AP Photo/Swayne B. Hall)

ABILENE, Texas (KTAB/KRBC) — A former Abilene Walmart employee accused of stealing thousands of merchandise by filling fake online orders has been arrested.

Juan DeSantos was taken into custody after a search warrant was executed at his home in Abilene Friday morning and charged with theft.

During a press conference, Police Chief Stan Standridge says DeSantos, who was employed at both Abilene Walmarts as an online shopping associate, took around $5,000 worth of merchandise from the stores by creating fake online orders, filling them, and taking them to his car. He is accused of stealing iPads and other expensive items.

More than $2,000 worth of property was recovered from DeSantos’ home, police say.

DeSantos has yet to be booked into the Taylor County Jail.

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