WHEELING, W.Va. (AP) — A Walmart worker in West Virginia has been accused of stealing $124,000 in gift cards over a five-month period.
Kenneth Werkau of Clarington, Ohio, was indicted Wednesday in federal court in Wheeling on three counts of wire fraud.READ MORE: Pittsburgh Weather: Tornado Warnings Issued For Local Counties Expired; Cleanup Underway After Storms Hit
Prosecutors said Werkau, 63, was employed as an associate at a Walmart in Moundsville. He is accused of stealing and activating the gift cards from September 2019 through January 2020.READ MORE: 2 Deaths, 1 Injury Being Investigated At North Central Regional Jail In West Virginia
If convicted, Werkau could face up to 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine for each count.
It wasn’t immediately known whether Werkau has an attorney who could comment on his behalf.MORE NEWS: Westmoreland County Election Officials Ready For November
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