Police investigating alleged theft at the Salem Walmart

SALEM- Police are investigating an alleged theft at the Salem Walmart that resulted in the arrest of a cashier.

Lisa M. Hott, 20, 585 Columbia St., Salem, was charged with fifth-degree felony theft after officers responded to the store at 9:39 a.m. Tuesday where she was being detained by the asset protection manager.

According to the Salem Police Department, Walmart officials conducted their own investigation beginning in October before turning Hott over to the department. She allegedly stole money and merchandise over an extended period of time.

Investigators are collecting information from Walmart regarding the incident.