Walmart workers rob store to fund sex change operation

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by Steve Ryan

azfamily.com

Posted on September 7, 2011 at 5:58 PM

Updated Thursday, Sep 8 at 9:49 AM

PRESCOTT, Ariz. --  Two Walmart employees are accused of breaking into an office at the store in which they worked in Prescott and stealing about $45,000.

Police say that Spencer Cullen and Adriano Altiveros were caught on surveillance video last Thursday.  One of the suspects distracted cashiers so the other could sneak into the office, according to police.

Officers arrested Cullen and Altiveros on Friday. 

When detectives asked Cullen why she stole the money, she admitted that she wanted to fund a sex change operation.  

Altiveros apparently wanted to buy a Toyota Supra, which he tried to locate in the Phoenix area.

Detectives served search warrants at the suspects homes and found clothes that had allegedly been bought with some of the stolen loot.

Police recovered some of the money, accounting for all but 31 cents of it, between recovering the items and leftover cash.

Both Cullen and Altiveros are in jail, charged with felony burglary and theft.  If convicted, they could spend several years in state prison.

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