A Burger King employee was arrested for stealing Pokémon cards from the store

A 21-year-old Burger King employee has been arrested after being accused of stealing $150 worth of Pokemon cards from a Florida Walmart.

The value of Pokemon cards continues to push people to extremes. Featuring a man shot by police after an attempted Pokemon card heist from Walmart.

With the monumental value of rare cards making headlines with thousand-dollar sales, it’s easy to see that retailers like eBay need to take protective measures.

Even at the lower end of the price spectrum, card thefts are common, with a Burger King employee being the latest unlucky person to become involved in petty crime involving the coveted cards.

Pokemon cards next to a man being arrested in handcuffs

Walmart theft has been the downfall of a string of otherwise upstanding citizens in recent years.

According to a public report by the Florida News broadcaster WFLA, Brandon Syvilay was spotted leaving a local Walmart with “several packs of cards in his pockets and backpack.” The total value of the tickets was $149.72.

Police, fully covered by video surveillance, arrested the Burger King worker shortly thereafter and charged him with “retail theft” with a penalty of “Fines up to $400, imprisonment, or both.

The absolute worst punishment this could receive is 16 months in prison, though this is reserved for repeat offenders.

With no evidence of previous troubles, Brandon is unlikely to see the full extent of the punishment inflicted.

Pokémon card crimes rampant in 2022

So far, 2022 has seen an absolute spate of Pokémon card-related crimes. The innocent cards are entangled in a seedy underworld of forgery, fraud and theft.

This isn’t even the first theft at a Florida Walmart this year, as a Florida man was arrested for stealing hundreds of Pokemon cards in January. In February, a car thief broke into a Minnesota store and left with a whopping $250,000 worth of cards.

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Emma Bowman

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