Walmart Shoplifting Suspect Charged With Felony

A man arrested for allegedly shoplifting merchandise from Walmart on Highway 42 West in the Cleveland community is facing a felony charge.

On April 3rd around 4:15pm, Johnston County deputies were dispatched to the business for a report a man was attempting to leave without paying for $90 in merchandise. The items included a silver necklace, headphones, sunglasses and a coffee drink.

The suspect, Francisco Melo Ramierez, 38, of Northview Drive, Garner had allegedly removed a security theft device off one of the items in an attempt to avoid detection.

Ramierez was charged with felony larceny by removing or destroying an anti-theft device. He was held on a $25,000 bond at the Johnston County Jail.

The stolen items were returned to Walmart.

5 COMMENTS

  1. So this guy tried to steal less than 100 dollars worth of items and get 25,000 dollar bond
    But article before stated a man stole lawn equipment valued at 18,000 and get 15,000 bond..WTF

  2. This guy was a habitual shoplifter. That is why he didn’t take a lot and picked up a coffee– just another day of walking in Walmart, picking up what he wanted and leaving without paying. He was suspected– and this time he got caught.

  3. Instead of leaving a lazy answer, as done above, I wanted to understand a couple of things. What is the difference between a secured and unsecured bond? Well, a secured bond requires money up front, unsecured requires a signature to verify that the money will be paid IF the accused does not show up as required. The other thing I was wondering is the criminal records of this individual and the one who stole the lawn equipment. I have not looked that up so I do not have a clue. It is okay to research something before making assumptions. In fact, it is important that we try to do research before forming an opinion.

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