Walmart ‘thief’, 71, accused of stealing $93 worth of merchandise through illegal ‘pass through’ self-checkout operations
A WALMART shopper was arrested for allegedly trying to steal $93 worth of merchandise without scanning it at the self-checkout.
Christine Louise Miller, 71, is accused of trying to make an “illegal pass-around” at a store in Buffalo Ridge Plaza, Fla. over the weekend.
According to a report from the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office, the woman entered Walmart around 5 p.m. where she used the self-service checkout.
Police claimed the Bonnybrook villager scanned some items but did not pay for about $93 worth of goods.
Known as “pass-through,” this tactic involves buyers bagging items without scanning them at checkout.
She was stopped by staff when she tried to leave, the report said.
The Philadelphia native was subsequently arrested for alleged theft.
She was checked into Sumter County Detention Center and released after posting $1,000 bail.
It comes as Doug McMillon, the retailer’s CEO, warned shoplifting is “higher” than ever.
Several theft-related incidents have been reported at Walmart stores in recent months.
Stanton Powell allegedly stuffed a dog food bag with stolen goods while at a supermarket in Ogden, Utah, near Salt Lake City.
Another would-be thief threatened a Walmart employee with a gun after being caught using the “pass around” trick.
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