Stealing From Wal-Mart Lands Another Person in HOT WaterMatt Boster
Posted by: Matt Boster
Date: Jun 28 2014 12:03 PM
On 6-27-14 at approximately 6:07 pm The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office received a call from the Loss Prevention Department of Walmart Security advising that a subject had left the area after being confronted about a theft. A Deputy located the suspect on McDuff Dr. in the Highlands of Compass Lake and took him into custody at 6:42 pm.
The investigation revealed that Steven Edward Altieri was shopping in the store with a female companion. The female purchased several items and made her way to the exit.
Altieri took control of the buggy and went back into the store where he placed a rechargeable boombox valued at approximately $90 in the buggy with the other items. After walking around the store for a while, Altieri attempted to leave the store without paying for the item.
Once he was past the point of sale he was detained by Loss Prevention. However, he refused to return to the office and left in the female’s vehicle. As the Loss Prevention Associate was attempting to obtain a tag number, Altieri bent the tag over in an attempt to prevent him from doing so.
A check of Altieri’s criminal history revealed that he was convicted of retail theft/grand theft (over $300) from a Walmart in Marimar Florida. A second or subsequent retail theft charge is classified as a felony in Florida and he was charged as such. Altieri is also on State Probation and was charged with Violation of State Probation. He was lodged in the Jackson County Correctional Facility to await first appearance.
Steven Edward Altieri
Compass Lake Highlands
Male 33 years of age
Felony Retail Theft
Violation of State Probation