CPSO

ERIC SCOTT RADIO | LAKE CHARLES, LA. — On October 5, Calcasieu Parish Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched to the Wal-Mart Supercenter located on Highway 171 in reference to a theft.

Upon arrival, deputies spoke with Wal-Mart officials who advised over the last three months, store cashier, Jana M. Durbin, 25, 1617 8th Street, Lake Charles, was captured on store video surveillance on numerous occasions checking out several current employees but not scanning all of their items. Durbin would place the unscanned items directly into shopping bags, allowing employees to walk out of the store pushing buggies of unpaid merchandise worth over $3,000.

When questioned by deputies, Durbin confirmed the allegations. Durbin was arrested and booked into the Calcasieu Correction Center and charged with theft over $1,500. She has been released on a $1,000 bond set by Judge Wilford Carter.

CPSO Detective Jerry Childress is the lead investigator on this case.

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