Walmart employee suspected of embezzling gift cards arrested

June 23, 2012 1:24:26 PM PDT
A Napa Walmart employee was arrested Thursday evening for allegedly embezzling gift cards worth $1,000 from his employer, according to Napa police.

Police arrived at the Walmart at 681 Lincoln Ave. shortly before 8 p.m. Thursday and arrested Samuel Serle Schaffer, 22, of Vallejo.

Police said that Schaffer is suspected of providing a co-conspirator with two store gift cards worth $500 each on June 6.

Between that day and June 9, Schaffer and his co-conspirator went to the Walmart in American Canyon and used the embezzled gift cards to purchase $949.73 worth of merchandise, police said.

Schaffer was booked into Napa County Detention Center on suspicion of embezzlement and conspiracy, police said.