Theft Charge Dropped, Civil Suit To Follow

Apr 13, 2004
George Anderson

By George Anderson

Carla Jaworski is a 59-year old grandmother who has worked for 12 years at a Kmart store in Indiana.

Recently, Ms. Jaworski was taken into police custody, reports the Munster Times, because her employer charged her with violating its employee discount program by sharing it with
family and friends.

Ms. Jaworski was stunned. “I had never stolen as much as a candy bar from that store,” she said.

Then she was arrested.

“It was so humiliating,” she said.

After investigating the case, the district attorney’s office for Porter County chose not to charge Ms. Jaworski.

She is now in the process of developing a civil suit against the company.

Moderator’s Comment: What are your thoughts on employee discount programs?

Question to Kmart management: How many people, including Ms. Jaworski, her family, friends and others, that have heard about this incident do they think
they will have as customers with or without a discount after this affair?
Anderson – Moderator

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