Tulsa restaurant owner charged with larceny from Sam’s Club


By John Dobberstein, Editor

The Tulsa Police Department said the owner of a popular restaurant chain in Tulsa has been arrested after allegedly stealing $7,700 worth of items from a Sam’s Club last year.

Earlier this year, the Tulsa Police
Retail Crimes Unit began an investigation of Talal "Tally" Alame, owner of Tally's Good Food Cafe in Tulsa. Between September and November of 2022, the Sam's Club at 42nd Street and Sheridan Road reported Alame stole $2,500 in merchandise using the store's Scan & Go feature, which allows customers to skip the checkout line and pay through the app.

According to police, the store reported Alame was selecting large quantities of items but only scanning and paying for a few at a time. This allowed him to leave the store with a larger quantity of merchandise than he paid for, police allege.

The same Sam's Club reported Alame stole $4,300 in merchandise between December 2022 and March of 2023 using the same method.

The Owasso Police Department
also investigated Alame performing the same crime at the Sam's Club in Owasso, stealing $900 between February and March of 2023.

The items stolen include, but are not limited to: chipped cream, sour cream, cheese, sugar, mashed potatos, salmon, avocados, storage containers, pinto beans, hash browns, bread, salad, foil, frozen shrimp, mozzarella sticks, peaches, chocolate syrup, ground cinnamon, plastic Forks, toilet Paper and juice.

Police said Alame was arrested Friday on 2 counts of larceny from a retailer, and 4 counts of larceny from a retailer under $1,000.

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