A Greenfield woman is facing a felony charge for robbing a Walmart and threatening to shoot an employee at about noon Oct. 19.
According to police the suspect, Morgan L. Buentello, 23, walked into Walmart, 5301 S. 76th St., at noon, went up to the customer service desk and slid a demand note to the employee. The note stated, “Give me all the money quickly quietly I won’t shoot you!”
The employee told police she believed the suspect had a gun because she had her right hand in her jacket pocket and it appeared very bulky and large. When Buentello stated, “Hurry up or I’ll shoot you,” the employee feared for her life and gave her about $8,350 out of the cash register, according to the police report.
Buentello was identified after police tracked down the driver of the vehicle that picked her up in the parking lot. The driver, who told police where Buentello could be found, was not involved in the robbery.
Police took Buentello into custody near her mother’s house in Milwaukee. Once in custody, Buentello told police she decided to rob Walmart because she needed money. She also told police she couldn’t believe what she did, and kept apologizing throughout the interview.
Buentello returned $5,970 of the stolen money to police. The balance of the money was allegedly spent on drugs and cigarettes, according to police.
Buentello is charged with armed robbery with threat of force and is currently out on bond. If convicted, she faces a fine of up to $100,000 and up to 40 years in prison, or both.