Cedar Park woman charged with stealing from Wal-Mart


A Cedar Park woman is in jail after she allegedly stole more than $7,000 from a local Wal-Mart.

Police say loss prevention officers at Wal-Mart in the 200 block of Walton Way discovered discrepancies in the cash register of Lena Elizabeth Brown, 19, of Cedar Park. According to the arrest affidavit, surveillance video showed Brown took $57 on Feb. 27 when she rang up a sale and pocketed the money.

From Feb. 28 until March 6, other video footage allegedly showed Brown taking money in 11 separate transactions ranging from $45-$350 each. According to the affidavit, she also loaded several thousand dollars onto various gift cards and her own credit cards nine times from March 3-6.

According to the affidavit, Brown allegedly admitted to the theft when questioned by police in a phone interview.

Brown was arrested on April 14, charged with one count of theft greater than $2,500 and less than $30,000 and booked into the Williamson County Jail. Bond was set at $5,000. If convicted of the state jail felony, she faces up to two years of jail time and a maximum $10,000 fine.