Police officer accused of stealing from Walmart

Joanna Estrada
March 13, 2018

A Maryland police officer is accused of stealing several items including instant oatmeal and two boxes of condoms during his off-duty security job at a Walmart.

A Montgomery County Police Office has been charged with theft less than $100, theft between $100 to under $1500, and one count of theft scheme between $100 to $1500.

Barahona was hired as an officer with the Montgomery County Police Department in October 2014, and has served as a patrol officer in the 4th District.

On Feb. 2, a Walmart employee reported items had been stolen from the store and identified Barahona as a suspect. A loss prevention officer told police that a person known to him, Barahona, had stolen several itmes from the store on February 2nd.

Store video surveillance shows Barahona stealing from the store on multiple occasions between December 23, 2017 and February 3, 2018, according to police.

Police are investigating just how many times Barahona may have stolen from the store, and the value of the thefts.

Barahona faces theft charges, and as a result, has been suspended from MCPD with pay, pending the investigation. His Montgomery County police salary is $59,900, Starks said.

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