An employee at the Walmart store in Mount Pocono, Monroe County, has been charged with theft and a related count.

Pocono Mountain Regional police said they were notified by store management of numerous shortages in various registers at the store. An invesetigation was conducted and it is alleged that Tara Kelly, 20, of Tobyhanna, who was employed as a cashier, was taking Walmart debit/gift cards, activating them for various amounts of U.S. currency, and maintaining possession of them without paying for them.

On Tuesday, May 29, police served a warrant on Kelly at her residence charging her with theft and access device fraud. She was arraigned before District Judge Anthony Fluegel, of Tobyhanna, and released on unsecured bail.