Walgreens employee accused of stealing

Mountain View police arrested a Walgreens night manager last week for allegedly stealing around $1,200 worth of goods and cash from the store over the last two years.

Police spokesperson Liz Wylie said Maria Taylor, a 56-year-old resident of Mountain View, was arrested on Friday, June 19 for allegedly taking goods such as cigarettes and soup, as well as cash, over the last two years from the Walgreens on 121 E. El Camino Real.

Wylie said a private officer, hired by Walgreens, saw Taylor stealing from the store on a June 13 surveillance tape. After further investigation, Wylie said, police arrested Taylor and charged her with grand theft.

— Casey Weiss


Posted by Ms. Calvo, a resident of Monta Loma
on Jun 23, 2009 at 3:28 pm

Life in prison w/o parole is a good punishment.

Posted by lj, a resident of Monta Loma
on Jun 23, 2009 at 4:14 pm

To Ms. Calvo,
Do you really want our tax dollars spent on providing "housing" to her for the rest of her life?

Posted by Bruno, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jun 23, 2009 at 4:51 pm

Ms. Calvo,

How could you even type that comment in earnest? Your suggestion is dumbfounding.

Posted by Phil, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jun 23, 2009 at 4:56 pm

I would stop by Walgreens on my way for work. Over the years, I have come to know Maria. She is a very nice person and a single Mom. Life is hard raising Kids on minimum wage. She made a mistake and I wish her well.

Posted by Francisco, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jun 23, 2009 at 9:56 pm

Ms. Calvo-

That's such an unfortunate statement. Our U.S. constitution forbids cruel and unusual punishment, which means a crime cannot be punished in a way that is not commensurate with its significance.

I am also utterly dumbfounded.

Posted by Bruno, a resident of Old Mountain View
on Jun 24, 2009 at 10:46 am

Obviously it's not very obvious. This is a simple text format, there's no tone or body language.

Those of us who know Maria just didn't find it humorous.

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