MEMPHIS – Special Agents from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation have obtained an indictment for a former police officer on a count of Theft of Property.
At the request of 30th District Attorney General Amy Weirich, TBI Agents began investigating Sonia Gilliam on March 5th. During the course of the investigation, Agents developed information that, while working as a part-time security employee with Walmart Asset Protect, Gilliam, who was employed full-time as a police officer with the University of Tennessee Memphis Police Department, stole items at a self-checkout station by not scanning all of the items she was purchasing. The Walmart is located at 7525 Winchester Road in Memphis.
On May 2nd, the Shelby County Grand Jury returned an indictment, charging Gilliam with one count of Theft of Property Under $1,000. A warrant for her arrest was issued on June 20th. Thursday, Gilliam (DOB: 11-17-64) turned herself into the Shelby County Jail East and was booked on $300 bond. According to the UT Memphis Police Department, Gilliam also resigned from the department on Thursday.