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Woman sentenced for stealing $230K from self-checkouts


PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) – A woman convicted of stealing tens of thousands of dollars from Fred Meyer self-checkout machines was sentenced to three years in prison.

KPTV-TV reports 37-year-old Emily Tallman, who was a loss prevention manager for the company, was convicted in March of 14 counts of theft and seven counts of aggravated theft. Prosecutors say she stole nearly $230,000 from the machines.

The Multnomah County District Attorney’s Office says Tallman stole the money at the Fred Meyer Gateway store from January 2017 through June 2017.

Tallman was sentenced to three years in prison last Friday.

Prosecutors say she used her employee badge to enter the store after hours, open the self-checkout machines, hold a clipboard to block the store’s surveillance cameras and withdraw cash.

The company had investigators start looking into the thefts after Tallman reported she was unable to figure out why the self-checkout machines kept coming up short on cash.

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