Police: Cashier steals shopper's information

Published On: Dec 24 2013 01:47:58 PM CST   Updated On: Nov 05 2013 02:13:57 PM CST

Nov. 4, 2013: Police say a Walmart cashier used her cell phone to steal at least one customer's personal information. Keith Garvin reports.

HUMBLE, Texas -

A Humble woman believes she was the victim of a case of potential attempt of identity theft and a month later she still doesn't have the answers she's looking for.

Ronnetta Davenport says her trust in people has been shattered after a simple transaction at a Wal-Mart turned into a shocking breech of protocol. Police are investigating after she says she was in the checkout line when she noticed the cashier, behind the counter, taking photos of the ID and check she had handed over to pay for her purchase.

"I said, 'You just took a picture of my ID right?' She said, 'Yeah.' I said, 'Why?' I said, 'Is that a new policy or something?' She said, 'yes.'"

That's untrue -- and Davenport says she promptly informed managers -- who reviewed surveillance video and told her they saw the cashier take the photos. Davenport later came back with police, but the cashier had already punched out for the night. Davenport's nights since then have been sleepless and full of anxiety.

"It scares me," said Davenport. "I feel like somebody done broke in my house and they still in here. That's how scared I am."
The store suspended and eventually fired the cashier, but police have yet to find her. They also tell Local 2 they aren't sure if they can file charges. In the meantime -- Davenport's questions remain.

"What is she doing with my drivers license number? What's she doing with my name? What is she doing with my birthday? All of that is on there. You know, I feel violated," said Davenport.


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