Last updated: May 15. 2014 6:24PM - 1668 Views
By Jane Beathard jbeathard@civitasmedia.com

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A long-time employee of London’s Walmart pleaded guilty in Madison County Common Pleas Court on Thursday, May 15, to stealing thousands of dollars in merchandise from the store’s shelves.

Glenn D. Liff III, 33, of Mt. Sterling, was charged with filching $7,300 in toiletries, vitamins, underwear, socks, CDs, dog toys and other small items during the last two years he was employed at the big-box retailer, located 375 Lafayette St.

However, Walmart supervisors estimate Liff’s thefts during his 10-year employment amounted to $20,000.

Assistant county prosecutor Nick Adkins and defense attorney Mike Murray admitted difficulty in establishing a precise dollar figure for the hundreds of items Liff pocketed.

“He admitted taking a few items every other day for two years,” Adkins said.

As a result, common pleas judge Eamon Costello set a July 8 hearing to establish restitution required from Liff.

In addition to the restitution, Liff faces up to a year in prison and a $2,500 fine for the fifth-degree felony conviction.

However, he is likely to be placed on community control, pending the outcome of a pre-sentence investigation.

Murray noted his client took responsibility for the thefts when questioned by Walmart staff earlier this year.

Sentencing in the case is also set for July 8.

Jane Beathard can be reached at (740) 852-1616, ext. 16 or via Twitter @JaneBeathard.

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