Woman Creates Her Own Walmart Rollback By Ringing Up $1,800 In Stuff For $3.70 At Self-Checkout
A woman in Florida (no, really, Florida) was arrested for ringing up $1,800 in goods for just $3.70 using Walmart’s self-checkout system.
What’s most amazing to me about this story is that we don’t hear about similar tales at least once a week. I just assumed that there were tons of people stealing crap from Walmart by not actually ringing everything up. Maybe people have just gotten really good at it.
This woman, however, would not be one of those people. Now I could see someone trying to slip a candy bar or maybe even a shirt or something past the self-checkout system, but $1,800 worth of electronics for $3.70?
Turns out that, shockingly, it did not, according to the Daily News…
Cheyenne Amber West, 25, a waitress from Fort Pierce, Fla., got caught by a loss prevention officer after he saw her and a woman, identified in the arrest affidavit as her mother, picking out an HP Omen computer, video game controllers and other items from the electronics section.
Her plan? Covering the barcodes of the items she intended to steal with barcode stickers of items from the clearance section and ringing them up herself at self-checkout.
According to an affidavit, West told a Florida deputy, she was “just trying to get gifts for my son that I cannot afford. The computer is for my husband. Since he just got me a Coach purse, I figured he deserved something nice as well.”
Damn. She should have just hit up this guy who won a $7.5 million lawsuit against Walmart after he tripped grabbing a watermelon.
Instead, West has been charged with felony grand theft and misdemeanor shoplifting.