A Walmart manager in Joliet has been charged with stealing $135K.

A former manager at a Joliet Walmart was arrested after allegedly stealing approximately $135,000 in cash from the store last year.

On Nov. 27, officers were called to the Walmart in the 2400 block of West Jefferson Street in response to a report of a previous theft.

Melissa Vanderwall, 47, of Romeoville, was working as a night manager when she allegedly emptied a large amount of cash from recyclers used to restock cash registers, according to an investigation.

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Vanderwall allegedly left the store with a shopping bag containing $135,988. It was caught on surveillance video, and a warrant for her arrest was issued.

She turned herself in to the Joliet Police Department on Monday, according to police.

Vanderwall is charged with theft and burglary.

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