I worked for WalMart store 0701 for 5 years and when my husband and I had to start missing a lot of time from work due to his mother's terminal illness, the managers started harassing us. We took a leave of absence pursuan to the FMLA (Family Medical Leave Act) and we were threatened with termination. We were even called at home by the district human resource manager who told us if we were not at work that night we would be fired. We took our leave of absence anyway and when we returned to work in December of 2006 we were wrote up but allowed to keep our jobs. We worked through the holidays and in January of 2007, I was called to the office by Scott Spencer and William Bratcher from loss prevention, they accused me of stealing $7500.00 and threatened to fire not only me, but my husband and two of our friends, one of whom worked in the cash office and they said they would accuse her of being an accomplice. I was represented by a public defender who did not do his job properly. He told me to plead guilty, take three years of probation and be done with it. He also told me and my husband who was later fired because he was injured on the job, that no attorney in Kentucky would take on a company like WalMart and it would be a waste of taxpayer's money. I now have a criminal record, I am ordered to pay back money I did not take and no one wants to believe a company would do this to anyone. Why is it so hard to believe a company would be corrupt and unethical. I have been fighting for three years now to clear my name, but no one wants to listen to me, not even the probation officer. I am knocked down at every turn. Now the FBI is investigating because they received an anonymous letter that told them the author of the letter was an accomplice with Scott Spencer and William Bratcher in setting me up. They knew they could not fire me for taking FMLA so they came up with this scheme to fire me. I have evidence to clear my name but no one wants to look at it. My attorney refused to get a copy of my time and attendance and my FMLA papers mysteriously disappeared and Matthew Lincoln swears he never signed them. I do not understand how the legal system can work this way or how WalMart can continue to get away with doing this to people. If they have done it to me, how many more people have they done it to and gotten away with it?