Former employee sentenced for theft

By Ashley Bunton -

A former Walmart employee who admitted to stealing iPhones during his work shift was sentenced to jail Monday.

Mark A. Stollings, 21, plead guilty in the Fayette County Court of Common Pleas to theft. He was ordered to 30 days in the Fayette County Jail with the opportunity to participate in the jail work program, two years community control, 40 hours community service work, and a drug treatment program at Fayette Recovery.

Washington Court House Police were dispatched to Walmart on Leesburg Avenue Nov. 12, 2015.

Management reported that Stollings was on video removing two iPhones from a locked location and concealing them. Stollings finished his shift at Walmart and left the store without paying, reports said.

Stollings later confessed to the theft to Walmart store management and was removed from the store, advised of trespass and told not to return.

He was ordered to pay restitution to Walmart in the amount of $1,397 and the cost of prosecution.

Stollings is scheduled to report to the Fayette County Jail July 22.

By Ashley Bunton

Reach Ashley at the Record-Herald (740) 313-0355 or on Twitter @ashbunton

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