Former Shinola Employee gets Federal Prison Sentence for Stolen Watches

DETROIT, MI – A former Shinola employee who stole hundreds of watches received a federal prison sentence today, Wednesday May 9th, 2018.gavel

Judith Walker has been sentenced to a year and a day in federal prison after she stole at least 500 watches from Shinola.

According to court records, Judith D. Walker, 41-years-old, of Detroit, worked as a quality inspector at Shinola, a Detroit company that produces and sells consumer goods, such as watches, bags, and bicycles. Walker was responsible for determining whether returned watches could be immediately sent out for sale or whether the watches first needed to be repaired or restrapped. For over a year, Walker led a scheme to steal and fraudulently sell returned watches.

Walker has admitted to stealing at least 500 watches from her former employer.

As part of her plea agreement, Walker has agreed to be held accountable for $358,413 in restitution.

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