A FORMER Walmart employee has revealed how to spot his Loss Prevention squad chasing down thieves in the store.
TikTok user Athenia Camacho, who claims to be a former employee, revealed how hidden secret shoppers patrol Walmart to catch even the most sneaky shoplifters.
“We have this thing called Asset Protection Loss Prevention,” Camacho told her followers.
“In my store we had two people … they walked through the store from morning to night when we closed.
“They looked like normal shoppers, they wore gym shorts, they wore normal clothes.”
Camacho said “they intervene in many situations,” but they exist primarily to “look for customers who are stealing or putting things in their pockets or putting things in their purses.”
She revealed the usual protocol is to follow customers to the last entry point and past the infamous Walmart greeters.
At that point, they tell the alleged thief that they noticed something in their items that wasn’t paid for, Camacho explained.
User Camacho further said that if the accused wanted to leave before the police arrived, he was welcome to do so.
“They will stop you,” she said. “But as far as I know, they can’t hold you.”
Asset Protection Loss Prevention members “may ask you to stay there.”
Walmart has been under a lot of scrutiny lately, as rumors have also circulated about their alleged method of catching shoplifters at self-checkouts.
Another Camacho user revealed some interesting inside information about working there.
“Now what you didn’t know is that Walmart employees who work in the self-checkout area carry around devices called TC devices,” she said.
“With these TC devices, we can see everything you buy, what your total purchase is, and how much each item costs.”
If an employee suspects a shopper is stealing, they can reportedly use the devices to interrupt the checkout process – while the customer sees what appears to be a frozen screen.
This prompts the customer to call for help and prompts the employee to come over.
The existence of this practice was denied by a Walmart customer representative.
“Generally, our policy is to check receipts at the door to prevent our customers from stealing on site,” their representative told The Sun.
“Staff have a code to lock a register if necessary, but we haven’t heard anything about protecting the register from theft.”
Walmart confirmed that moving a customer to another checkout for suspected shoplifting was “at the discretion of the store.”
“It would be up to the store to reserve the right to deal with it as they see fit in the situation.”
Asset Patrol employees are said to also be monitoring Walmart employees for possible theft.
Walmart has yet to respond to comment on Asset Protection Loss Prevention’s secret buyers.
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