Walmart is cracking down on self checkout mistakes!
A few Walmarts in AZ have started issuing citations over SELF CHECK OUT INFRACTIONS!?!? In some cases customers were held while police were involved leaded to multiple shoplifting arrests!
KGUN out of AZ has been reporting on the citations and interviewed a woman who was literally arrested for missing more than 30 dollars in items
"A woman, who does not want to be identified, says she was given a petty theft citation at Walmart. She says she accidentally forgot to scan a few Items during Check out;
"They proceeded to hold me there. For about an hour and a half. They called the sheriff. They said because it was over $30 they would have to arrest me. I've never been arrested in my life. I'm in my 60s and they were just very rude and inconsiderate and I kept asking them to explain things because I didn't understand what was going on," She said. "The sheriff came, he read me my rights. I had to sign some things, then he offered to stay and chat with me afterward because he could tell I was so upset."
In this small AZ town multiple Walmarts have accounted for over 140 citations which range from missing a few items to full blown Shoplifting arrests which are felonies!
Walmart made a statement on their policy on thefts.
"Like all retailers, we take basic measures to control inventory and keep prices low. For obvious security reasons, we don't discuss specific store policies. When necessary, we reach out to law enforcement as part of our commitment to meet our customers' and associates' expectations of a safe and enjoyable shopping experience."
The next time you plan on using the self check out, make sure each item appears on your screen and don't be afraid to ask for help from a cashier if you are having trouble with an item.