KOSCIUSKO COUNTY — Timothy J. Wroblewski, 44, 135 EMS Lane Drive 24, Syracuse, was arrested by Warsaw police Sept. 8. He was charged with theft, a level 6 felony, and a warrant was issued for his arrest March 29.
On March 11, Warsaw police were called to Walmart regarding a theft. An officer spoke with Walmart loss prevention who advised they had received information Wroblewski had left Walmart Feb. 25, with a 65 inch television without paying for it.
After reviewing surveillance video for Feb. 25, the loss prevention officer advised she did observe Wroblewski and a female enter Walmart, go to the electronics section and select a 65 inch Samsung smart television valued at $798. While the couple did more shopping, the customer service manager took the television to the customer service desk at the front of the store.
Wroblewski and the female returned to the front of the store and, a Walmart employee, thinking they had already paid for the purchase, helped to load it into their vehicle as they passed all points of pay without paying for the purchase.
The Warsaw police officer obtained a photograph of Wroblewski from the Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles as well as through Facebook matching the male on the surveillance footage from Walmart. The female was identified as Fayette McKeever.
An officer with the Warsaw Police Department went to their residence and spoke with Wroblewski and McKeever. McKeever advised she was with Wroblewski when the television was purchased but was in the bathroom when he paid for the television.
Wroblewski advised he knew why the police officer was there and asked if he could pay for the television. The television was given to the police officer and returned to Walmart.
His bond is set at $5,250 surety and cash.