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Asked on: 12/03/11, 7:38 pm

My friend and I went to Walmart to buy things because she was moving. She had a list and said I need these things. So I helped her by putting things in her basket that she needed. We bought some things and left the store. On the way out we were stopped because the guy noticed she was putting stuff into her purse. The guy asked us to come with him. I had no idea my friend was stealing I just though we came to Walmart to get some items. When they put us in the room they asked for us to empty our pockets. My friend dumped out her purse which had $47 worth of stuff. I had nothing on me. They said I was guilty by association because I was putting things in the basket that she ended up stealing. I had no idea she was stealing. If you check the cameras I didnt see her put anything in her purse and I had nothing on me. I work for Walmart and they fired me because of it. Again I had no idea my friend was stealing. Why would I risk my job and go to the same store I worked for. I received in the mail a restitution letter saying I owe money to Walmart because of what I did, but I had no idea my friend was doing that and there is nothing on the camera that shows I put anything in my pocket because when they asked me to empty my pockets I had nothing on me. Is there a way I can fight this because I did nothing wrong and had no idea and yet I am being charged.

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