Frage Lee Johnson, 45, had his initial court appearance Wednesday before District Court Judge Jeb Fannin, who set bond at $1,000 in each case.
According to Captain John McCoy, Johnson is accused of stealing two laptop computers from the Talladega Wal-Mart in mid-December before returning Dec. 31 to steal three more. All of the thefts were captured on video tape.
The cases were investigated by detectives Doug Whaley and Ron Dye.
Theft of property in the second degree is a class C felony in Alabama, punishable upon conviction by one year and one day to 10 years in prison.