Man Arrested on Retail Fraud Charge Outside Walmart
The following information was supplied by White Lake Township Police. Arrests and charges do not indicate convictions.
A 27-year-old Waterford resident was arrested Jan. 12 after White Lake Police say he attempted to take a $500 computer from Walmart in White Lake.
According to the report, the man pushed the computer out the door of the store in a cart without attempting to pay for the item.
Employees called police and confronted the man outside the store, the report states. Before police arrived, the man jumped into a car in the parking lot and sped off.
The report states that an officer was on patrol near the store and stopped the vehicle as it exited the Walmart parking lot.
The driver told police he did not know that the passenger had tried to taken anything from the store, he was released on the scene.
The passenger was positively identified by store employees as the same man attempting to take the computer, the report states. The man was arrested and arraigned on a charge of first degree retail fraud.
He was given a $10,000 bond and remains in Oakland County Jail.