Corrections officer charged with stealing from Boardman Walmart

Juliana Stefek, 42, was arrested on a theft warrant out of Boardman on Tuesday

Juliana Stefek, charged with theft in Boardman.
BOARDMAN: Arrested June 6 - Juliana Stefek, 42, charged with shoplifting

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – A corrections officer at the Ohio State Penitentiary is on paid administrative leave after she was arrested on a shoplifting charge in Boardman.

Juliana Stefek, 42, was arrested on a theft warrant on Tuesday. The charges stem from an incident last month at the Walmart on Doral Drive.

According to a police report, a Walmart loss prevention employee spotted a woman who bagged several items without paying for them at a self-checkout register. The employee said the woman paid for $24 worth of merchandise but bagged $71 worth.

The employee got the license plate number of the suspect’s car, which was registered to Stefek, according to a police report. Police said she was then identified by the employee in a photo lineup.

Images captured on surveillance video showed Stefek wearing what appears to be a guard’s uniform at the time.

A spokesperson at the Ohio State Penitentiary said Stefek has worked as a corrections officer there since June of 2015 and is on paid administrative leave, pending their investigation.

Boardman Walmart surveillance images

Boardman Walmart surveillance images


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