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During the investigation, Wal-Mart said it discovered that, in separate instances, the same technician had intercepted text and pager messages, including communications that did not involve Wal-Mart employees. The eavesdropping by an employee is only the latest controversy for the world’s largest retailer, whose stock has been battered in recent months as sales growth stalled. The company also has been targeted by union-backed groups about its health care benefits and wages. It also is fighting a class-action lawsuit that accuses it of gender discrimination. Wal-Mart spokeswoman Mona Williams said the technician “acted alone” and used his own personal equipment to intercept the text messages. “I can’t speak for why he did what he did,” she said. Williams declined to identify who the targets were besides the Times reporter, but said they did not include the company’s union-backed critics such as WakeUpWalmart.com or Wal-Mart Watch. No other journalists’ calls or messages were tapped, she said. NEW YORK – Wal-Mart Stores Inc. said Monday that it fired a systems technician who allegedly recorded phone conversations between the company’s public relations office and a newspaper reporter. The case is now being investigated by federal authorities. Wal-Mart said the technician, whom it did not identify, also intercepted text messages using his own personal equipment. The retailer said he was acting alone, but declined to say what his motive may have been. Wal-Mart said its internal investigation began Jan. 11 after an unidentified party alerted the company. That led to the discovery that the technician had monitored and recorded phone conversations between Wal-Mart’s public relations staffers and a New York Times reporter between September 2006 and January 2007. Wal-Mart said it notified The New York Times earlier Monday. A New York Times spokeswoman, Diane McNulty, identified the reporter as retail writer Michael Barbaro. She said the newspaper does not plan “to take any legal action at this time.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!