Urbana woman accused of stealing from her Walmart cash drawer

Photo by: Champaign County Jail

Chasity McGee, 40, of Urbana, charged Friday, Oct. 6, 2017, with theft over $10,000.

URBANA — An Urbana woman who allegedly stole thousands of dollars from her employer over the last couple of months has been charged with theft.

Chasity McGee, 40, who listed an address on Carriage Place in Urbana, was charged Friday with theft over $10,000, a Class 2 felony.

A Champaign police report said that on Thursday, a loss-prevention officer at Walmart, 2610 N. Prospect Ave., C, reported to police that he began investigating McGee in August over shortages in a cash drawer that occurred when she was working.

A review of surveillance videos showed McGee, while in the process of carrying register drawers to the cash office, placing her hand over the section with the large bills, balling it up and allegedly putting bills in her pocket prior to reaching the cash office.

The report said McGee allegedly did this more than 11 times since mid-August.

A specific amount that she is alleged to have stolen between Aug. 17 and Wednesday was not given.

Judge John Kennedy allowed McGee to remain free on her own recognizance. He told her to be back in court Oct. 24 for a probable-cause hearing.

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