One Walmart employee saved the store a whole lot of money when he realized that a shoplifter was being quite crafty about how she was going about stealing some goods.
Twenty-five-year-old wife and mom, Cheyenne Amber West was shopping at Walmart one day when she decided to use some creativity to get her a few pricey items for free. Instead of choosing some items to simply remove from the store, West was seen replacing the regularly priced barcodes with discounted and clearance codes from other items.
She then took the items to the self-checkout and tried to get away leaving with $1,824 worth of items for only $3.70.
Luckily a loss prevention employee happened to witness West as she was going through the checkout register with her mom. In no time, West was charged with felony grand theft and felony shoplifting and placed on a $3,000 bond.
In a statement on an arrest affidavit, West shared the following statement…
“I am 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.”
Sounds like a pretty poor excuse to steal from a store. Not to mention the fact, that if her husband could afford to buy her a Coach purse, then surely she has enough money to purchase items at Walmart without having to steal them.