Walmart refuses to cooperate in theft investigation
–Walmart refused to provide information to help solve a local theft, according to reports. On Wednesday, Aug. 15, a wallet and a Lincoln MKZ were stolen from two separate houses in the same neighborhood in Paso Robles.
The victim of the theft, local man Mark Kennedy, reported to the Paso Robles Police Department that his wallet was stolen from his unlocked car that was parked in his driveway Aug. 15. His wallet was later found in the bushes, but all of the credit cards had been stolen.
The next day, one of the stolen credit cards was used to make an online purchase at Walmart.com, according to reports. Reports say that police believed whoever stole the credit card was also responsible for stealing Kennedy’s neighbor’s car. Police asked Walmart for the address where the goods purchased with the card were to be shipped — but Walmart refused to share the information, even though they said they knew the charge was fraudulent.
Police were able to identify a suspect without help from the retail giant, and the man believed to have stolen the car and the credit cards, Ricardo Angel Ramirez, 18, of Paso Robles, was arrested Aug. 24.
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