Walmart’s new self-checkout technology takes it a step further to ensure shoppers don’t steal — how it keeps you honest

A WALMART shopper shared new technology at the self-checkout line to ensure customers don’t steal – now the retailer goes the extra mile to see you honestly.

With over 9.6 million views, TikToker Keiandrea Daniels shared a video of her at the self-service checkout at her local Walmart.

A TikToker showed off Walmart's new technology to deter thieves from cheating at the self-checkout

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A TikToker showed off Walmart’s new technology to deter thieves from cheating at the self-checkoutPhoto credit: Tiktok

Cameras on either side of the counter watch her as she scans a bottle of Minute Maid Lemonade, while another screen shows an image of the scanned item.

“BABY WALMART SAID YOU DON’T STEAL FROM THEM NO!” Keiandrea wrote with the app’s onscreen text.

In the comments, she clarified that this Walmart is located in Richardson, Texas.

This is because retailers across the country are cracking down on theft and scams from shoppers using self-checkout.

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A Kentucky woman faces five to 10 years in prison after being convicted of “unlawfully gaining access to a computer.”

Prosecutors and Walmart argued that Chastity, Shirley, 34, swapped barcodes at the self-checkout and thus illegally accessed the store’s computer system.

Dubbed “switcheroo,” the tactic involves customers scanning an expensive item with a barcode for a cheaper product.

Between January 2021 and March 2022, more than 60 customers were arrested at a Tucson Walmart store after accidentally forgetting to scan some items.

LEGAL WARNING

Alabama attorney Tim Fleming claimed that self-checkout counters can falsely accuse a customer of theft.

He suggested shoppers might not be concentrating when checking out their groceries so they could inadvertently miss an item.

Fleming also suggested that customers might miss the machine’s beep.

Buyers wrongly accused of theft should remain calm when questioned, the attorney said.

But attorney Stephanie Holan told Fox26 that buyers should be more concerned about the potential risks related to their personal information.

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She said, “You stand there [at the checkout] Slide your card and enter your code and you’ll be watched by cameras.

“I would be much more concerned that someone would watch me get my information than they would accuse me of stealing an item.”

The retailer has cracked down on thieves in recent months

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The retailer has cracked down on thieves in recent monthsPhoto credit: Tiktok

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