Wal-Mart employees arrested on possession charges

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record

On Thursday, Feb. 20 the Aledo Police Department was notified by the Asset Protection Manager of Wal-Mart (Pekin) that they had conducted an internal investigation over the past several months at the Aledo Wal-Mart. The Wal-Mart investigation led to criminal charges being filed against the following subjects: Tara J. Speck (56) of Monmouth, Robert A. Osborn (45) of Rock Island, Paul D. DeWilde (76) of Silvis, and Laura E. Diehl (52) of Aledo.

All four subjects were arrested in the Aledo Wal-Mart Pharmacy and each charged with Ct. I-Possession of A Controlled Substance and Ct. II-Forgery and are being held at the Mercer County Jail. All four subjects were arraigned in Mercer County Circuit Court Friday morning. Bond was set at $30,000, 10% to apply for DeWilde and Osborn, both Pharmacists and $10,000 (10%) for Diehl and Speck, pharmacy technicians.

This is an on-going investigation and additional charges may be filed.