NASHVILLE – Special Agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation have obtained indictments for four people accused of participating in a large theft and money laundering operation.
In May, at the request of 21st District Attorney General Kim Helper, TBI Special Agents began investigating the operation involving Walmart stores in Middle Tennessee, Southern Kentucky, and Northern Alabama. During the course of the investigation, Agents developed information that members of the ring would steal merchandise from Walmart stores and, through an elaborate system, convert the value of the merchandise to cash. The store estimates the group has been in operation since at least November of 2012 and stole more than $720,000 in merchandise.
On November 5th, the Williamson County Grand Jury returned indictments for four individuals, charging each with one count of Money Laundering, one count of Conspiracy to Commit Theft, and one count of Theft over $10,000. They include (FROM LEFT TO RIGHT BELOW):
- Demetria Lewis, 27 years old, of Hinkle Drive, Nashville
- Dewayne Garner, 22 years old, of Hinkle Drive, Nashville
- Jasmine Lewis, 22 years old, of Ocala Drive, Nashville
- Sandy McKay, 35 years old, of N. 9th Street, Nashville
Today, TBI Agents, assisted by officers from the Metro Nashville Police Department, arrested the four individuals. At the time of this release, they were each being held in the Williamson County Jail on $150,000 bond.