LA MARQUE

A League City woman was arrested Wednesday and accused of swiping tens of thousands of dollars from a La Marque Walmart store, police said.

Victoria Chaka, 51, of League City, was charged with theft of property, according to court records.

The charges date back to May, when La Marque police received information about money being stolen from Walmart, 6410 Interstate 45, according to a probable cause affidavit.

Chaka worked for Walmart, and was caught on video taking $100 bills from a cash recycling machine, which counts and confirms the authenticity of paper money, according to the affidavit.

The video showed Chaka placing items between the machine and the camera as she cleaned the money machine with paper towels, according to the affidavit. As she put the paper towels down, she would roll the bills inside of them, according to the affidavit.

Police interviewed Chaka, and found her with $30,500 in her possession, according to the affidavit.

Chaka was arrested at her home in League City on Wednesday, according to court documents.

Her bond was set at $61,000, according to court records. She was no longer in custody as of Friday afternoon.

John Wayne Ferguson: 409-683-5226; john.ferguson@galvnews.com or on Twitter @johnwferguson.

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(2) comments

Rusty Schroeder

No wonder that Wal Mart never has any people at the registers, they are in the back stealing money. That Wal Mart is an embarrassment to the company, no attendants at the registers and only 1 or 2 of the self checkout machines accept cash. I live less than 3 miles from it and go to Victory Lakes, absolutely night and day when it comes to service. And the deli department, like I said, night and day.

George Croix

The VL location is also almost always fully stocked, too.
Another 10 minutes driving well spent....

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