Brownwood police Sgt. Troy Carroll said he released nearly $37,000 a former store manager is suspected of stealing back to Goody’s Family Clothing in Brownwood.

Aimee Riza, the former manager, has been charged in the theft of about $41,000 from the store.

Carroll said he released cash and checks to the store on Monday.

Riza’s 9-month-old daughter was killed on April 6 after being ejected from the car during a high-speed chase, and she was indicted on murder and evading arrest charges in Johnson County. She was driving a sport utility vehicle and trying to flee authorities when her SUV crashed into a concrete median and rolled several times in Alvarado, authorities have said.

Police served a search warrant at her loft apartment at 110 1/2 South Broadway and recovered about $28,000 in receipts from Goody’s. Johnson County found nearly $10,000 in cash, checks and jewelry Riza had purchased in the wreckage of the 2007 Dodge Aspen she was driving.

Investigators don’t know what happened to the receipts that were not recovered, Carroll said.

In other incidents:

Police are investigating the theft of several laptop computers from Wal-Mart.

The thief used a claw bar to pry open a display case at 5:17 a.m. Monday, cut off store locking devices and pushed the computers outside in a cart, police said.

Someone took two portable DVD players from a vehicle parked in the 2800 block of Southside. The vehicle’s owner had left the windows down so the interior could dry out overnight. A man walked out of Kroger with two 30-packs of beer he did not pay for.