SHARON — A Wheatland man is facing charges of theft by unlawful taking, theft by failure to make the required disposition of funds and computer trespass after allegedly stealing from the tobacco store where he used to work.

William Allen Reed, 35, of 120 Fleetwood Court, Wheatland, was charged after police were dispatched Oct. 8 to Tobacco 4 Less in Sharon. The store manager and district sales manager told police that Reed, a former employee, allegedly used the district sales manager’s information to access the store computer to remove items from the store’s inventory, according to the criminal complaint.

Reed allegedly had left the store following an argument about him quitting the job earlier that day before police arrived, the complaint states.

Security camera footage from Sept. 23, 24 and 30 showed Reed accessing the office computer at the same times listed on the inventory change log. Reed was also seen allegedly walking to the store’s empty storage room and the back room carrying merchandise several times, the complaint states.

Reed’s preliminary hearing is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. today before District Judge Dennis M. Songer, Sharon.

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