On 10/30/2019, an Officer from the West Manchester Township Police Department was dispatched to WalMart for a report of an internal theft with an employee in custody. Upon the Officer’s arrival, he spoke to the store loss prevention officer. The LPO advised the Officer that the employee in question was Cody McFerren. McFerren used to work in the section that would cash people’s checks. WalMart noticed that a large amount of money was missing whenever McFerren worked.
On 10/12/19, McFerren takes out an extra one hundred dollar bill and places it next to the register. McFerren then places the bill in his right pocket.
On 10/13/19, McFerren again takes out an extra hundred dollar bill and places it next to the register. McFerren places this bill into his right back pocket as well.
On 10/15/19 and 10/18/19, McFerren does the same thing. Again, McFerren takes out too much money and then conceals the bills in his right back pocket.
McFerren eventually took $4,100 dollars all in one hundred dollar bills. This is all on video and in register records. McFerren provided WalMart with a written statement where he admits to taking the $4,100.00 due to money issues.
After, the Officer Mirandized McFerren, he told him that he still had the entire $4,100 in an envelope, where he was staying. The Officer transported McFerren to that location. McFerren handed the Officer an envelope that had dollar signs all over it. The Officer looked inside the envelope and verified that all $4,100 was inside. The Officer took the money back to Wal Mart where he counted it out in front of the LPO and returned it to him. No restitution is owed as a result.
Due to the above mentioned facts, a warrant was issued for the defendant, Cody James McFerren, charging him with 1 count of Theft by Unlawful Taking (F3) on 12/05/2019.