Husband of Employee Accused of Stealing Faces Felony Charges

The husband of a woman accused of stealing thousands from the Idaho Falls Sam’s Club is also facing felony charges.

Enrique Molina Lopez, 30, is charged with felony grand theft and felony burglary after police say he stole at least $1,000 from the store, according to court documents obtained by Lopez’s wife, 27-year-old Melissa Ricks, is also charged with felony grand theft after she admitted to staff and police to stealing at least $13,000 from the store over several years.

Idaho Falls Police wrote in a probable cause affidavit that on December 24, staff at Sam’s Club saw Lopez taking items from the shelves to the returns cashier and exchanging them for store credit cards. Officers cited Lopez that day with misdemeanor petty theft.

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Further investigation led Sam’s Club loss prevention calling the police again on December 23, after Ricks admitted to stealing thousands from the store. Ricks told police she would load money onto gift cards and return them to the store for cash, according to court documents… East Idaho News

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