Thank you Anna Taylor for putting your name out in public. The policy of your company is that you will never face consequences for stupid policies and base it on the "you endangered yourself and opened us up to liability" argument.
I am going to write that yes you are going to face consequences and you and your company are wrong for terminating an employee for stopping theft the way she stopped it. And, lawyers who wrote your policy and encourage that kind of thinking are also going to face consequences. Now, let's see who ends up being correct in this matter.
Oversized bureaucracies kill companies, governments and nations.
Central planning never works.
Simplest possible structure is always the best. ALLWAYS.
Since old man Sam died, Walmart is not run the same. He was a tough businessman, but it has become what is killing corporate