Walt Disney World Cast Member Arrested for Stealing Over $18K From Coca-Cola Store

We love the cast members at Walt Disney World, so it is a real shame when we hear stories about cast members who aren’t very magical.  News 6 reported that a Walt Disney World cast member was arrested for stealing over $18K from store cash registers.  The theft occurred at the Coca-Cola Store in the Disney Springs area over a time period of 18 months. Joshua Strickland, age 26, admitted to the theft, but only fessed up to around $7 – $10K.  The total amount ended up being $18,060.78.

There were reports that Joshua Strickland offered to pay $7k back and gave the manager $1k immediately.  He supposedly didn’t make any additional payments on the debt. The manager stated, “Strickland said he stole the money to help pay his mom’s rent, help his friends in need, and also used the money for his girlfriend’s birthday.”  Disney turned over evidence that included videos and photos of Strickland in the act of stealing money from the store cash registers.  He has officially been charged with grand theft in the third degree of $10K or more.

Source: News 6

About Christy Caby

I am a diehard Disney fanatic! I fell in love with all things Disney from an early age and that only increased once I first visited Walt Disney World! It led me to complete a yearlong Disney College Program working at merchandise locations within Disney’s Hollywood Studios (Disney-MGM Studios at that time) and I worked for Disney Parks & Resorts Technology in Project/Program Management. Now I get to write about Disney and help others plan their magical vacations! Disney holds a special place in the hearts of my entire family as my husband proposed there, we honeymooned there, took trips while pregnant with each of my boys and have visited with them many, many times from 8 weeks old through now. One of my favorite memories from each trip is always the look on my kids’ faces the first time they see the castle. I’d love to help you plan your magical vacation! Request a free quote at or look for me on Facebook at Have a magical day!