Bedford Man Arrested After Stealing From Walmart

(BEDFORD) – A Bedford man was arrested after he stole more than $470 from Walmart.

Terry Caraway

Bedford Police requested a warrant to arrest 41-year-old Terry Caraway, of 925 Ridgedale Dr., on 15 charges of theft. Caraway was arrested Thursday.

According to a probable cause affidavit, on July 16, July 19, July 22, July 27, July 28, July 29, July 31, Aug. 6, Aug. 7, Aug. 12, Aug. 18, Aug. 19, and Aug. 20, Caraway stole items from Walmart.

Police began their investigation on Sept. 1 after a report of a series of thefts at Walmart. The theft involved a Walmart Distribution Center employee.

On August 20th, Caraway is accused of stealing a package of mashed potatoes, a package of New York strip steaks, a bottle of A1 steak sauce, a box of frozen mac and cheese, a bottle of BBQ sauce, and a 6-pack of Sprite. The total loss to the store during that transaction was $31.51 before tax.

Police say this investigation into Caraway led to multiple transactions of theft. In fact, police say there was not a transaction that they looked into that Caraway, and/or his son, daughter, and other accomplices, did not steal merchandise. Police stopped reviewing transactions when they had
15 days of theft.

On August 19th, Caraway’s son and daughter entered the store and selected a number of merchandise items, including drinks, deli meats and cheeses, paper towels, dish soap, chocolate candies, laundry detergent, and small items believed to be makeup. They then took these merchandise items to the belted self-checkout register. Prior to scanning any items at all, the male and female placed 2 to 3 small items into a Walmart bag. These items could not be determined, but police believe they were small makeup items. The value of these items could not be included in the theft amount since they could not be identified. They then began to scan items for their transaction.
While scanning, it can be seen that the deli cheese and large bottle of laundry detergent were not scanned. Once finished with their transaction, they scanned the discount card belonging to Caraway, paid, and left the register. The total amount of known theft in this case is $12.19 before taxes.

On August 18th, Caraway and his son entered the store and picked up
pet items, health and beauty items, and grocery items. Once finished making their selections, they took their merchandise to the belted self-checkout registers. Caraway’s son began the transaction and immediately did not scan a package of cookie dough. Caraway then took over scanning the merchandise. While Caraway was scanning, he did not properly scan bread, garlic knots, hamburger, body wash, household cleaner, and two pet
food items. Caraway and the younger male then scanned his discount card, paid for the transaction, and left the register. The total amount of theft in this case is $44.52 before taxes.

On August 13th, Caraway and his daughter entered the store and
selected a number of items, including grocery, pharmacy, and automotive items. Once finished making their selections, they took their merchandise to the self-checkout registers. Caraway began scanning the merchandise and did not scan two wiper blades and a package of Orajel. Caraway and the younger female then scanned his discount card, paid for the transaction, and left the register. The total amount of theft in this case is $20.17 before taxes.

On August 12th, Caraway and his daughter entered Walmart and selected a number of items including items from apparel and grocery. Once finished, they took their merchandise to the belted self-checkout registers. Caraway began scanning the merchandise pork chops, two pairs of jeans, a t-shirt, women’s underwear, and a few grocery items. Caraway scanned his discount card, paid for the transaction, and left the register. The total amount of theft in this case is $69.09 before taxes.

On August 7th, Caraway and his daughter entered the store and selected a number of items including some drink items and large amount of back- to-school items. Once finished making their selections, they took their merchandise to the belted self-checkout registers. Caraway began scanning the merchandise and it can be seen that a spiral notebook, backpack, and a package of pencils did not get properly scanned. Caraway scanned his discount card, paid for the transaction, and left the register. The total amount of theft in this case is $26.22 before taxes.

On August 6th, Caraway and his daughter entered the store and selected a number of items including grocery and health and beauty items. Once finished making their selections, they took their merchandise to the belted self-checkout registers. Caraway began scanning the merchandise and it can be seen that steaks, drinks, chocolate, mashed potatoes, ice cream, laundry items, and steak sauce did not get properly scanned. Caraway scanned his discount card, paid for the transaction, and left the register. The total amount of theft in this case is $43.88 before taxes.

On July 31st, Caraway and his son entered the store and selected a number of items including grocery and home items. Once finished
making their selections, they took their merchandise to the belted self-checkout registers. Caraway began scanning the merchandise and did not scan a set of bed sheets. Caraway scanned his discount card, paid for the transaction, and left the register. The total amount of theft in this case is $44.83 before taxes.

On July 29th, Caraway and his daughter entered the store and selected a number of items including grocery and hardware items. Once finished making their selections, they took their merchandise to the belted self-checkout registers. Caraway began scanning the merchandise and it can be seen that a shower head, a package of hamburger, and a bottle of Hershey’s chocolate syrup did not get properly scanned. Caraway scanned his discount card, paid for the transaction, and left the register. The total amount of theft in this case is $44.93 before taxes.

On July 28th, Caraway and his daughter entered the store and selected a number of items including grocery and health and beauty items. Once finished making their selections, they took their merchandise to the belted self-checkout registers. Caraway began scanning the merchandise and it can be seen that a large box of popcorn, a large box of chicken quesadillas, a family-sized bag of M&M’s, a jar of ranch dip, and a package of women’s razors did not get properly scanned. Caraway scanned his discount card, paid for the transaction, and left the register. The total amount of theft in this case is $24.04 before taxes.

On July 27th, Caraway and his daughter entered the store and selected a number of items including apparel and grocery items. Once finished making their selections, they took their merchandise to the belted self-checkout registers. Caraway began scanning the merchandise and it can be seen that a family-sized mashed potatoes, a pair of black leggings, an orange Gatorade, a cleaner, chicken nuggets, and a pure leaf tea drink did not get properly scanned. Caraway scanned his discount card, paid for the transaction, and left the register. The total amount of theft in this case is $32.86 before taxes.

On July 23rd, Caraway and his daughter entered the store and selected a number of items including grocery, health and beauty items, and pharmacy items. Once finished making their selections, they took their merchandise to the self-checkout registers. Caraway began scanning the merchandise and it can be seen that a family-sized package of mashed potatoes, a bottle of Ambesol medication, and a single bottle of water did not get properly scanned. Caraway scanned his discount card, paid for the transaction, and left the register. The total amount of theft in this case is $12.79 before taxes.

On July 22nd, Caraway, his daughter, and another female entered the store and selected a number of merchandise items including grocery, health and beauty items, and pet items. Once finished making their selections, they took their merchandise to the self-checkout registers. Caraway began scanning the merchandise and it can be seen that a 12-pack of ramen noodles, a flea/ticket treatment, and a bottle of shaving cream did not get properly scanned. Caraway then scanned his discount card, paid for the transaction, and left the register. The total amount of theft in this case is $12.17 before taxes.

On July 19th, Caraway and his daughter entered the store and selected a number of merchandise items including grocery, electronics, and health and beauty items. Once finished making their selections, they took their merchandise to the belted self-checkout registers. Caraway began scanning the merchandise and it can be seen that a bottle of Gatorade, a bag of tortellini, and a universal remote control did not get properly scanned. Caraway scanned his discount card, paid for the transaction, and left the register. The total amount of theft in this case is $13.58 before taxes.

On July 16th, Caraway and his daughter entered the store and selected a number of items including a number of grocery items. Once finished making their selections, they took their merchandise to the belted self-checkout registers. Caraway began scanning the merchandise and it can be seen that a 6-pack of Big Red drinks, a package of frozen hamburgers, a large cheesecake, steaks, hamburger buns, and a single Starbucks drink did not get properly scanned. Caraway scanned his discount card, paid for the transaction, and left the register. The total amount of theft in this case is $42.26 before taxes.

On September 1st, Bedford Police detectives interviewed Caraway at his home. He was shown photos of him stealing items from Walmart. Caraway denied the thefts. Police continued to show Caraway photos and videos of the other thefts and he denied them all. After showing all of the photos and videos Caraway admitted he didn’t scan some items. The interview was concluded and the information was sent to the Lawrence County Prosecutor’s Office and a warrant was issued for his arrest.

The total loss to Walmart was $475.04

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