Woman switches tags to get $1,800 in electronics for $4
Credit: Indian River County Sheriff's Office
VERO BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Authorities say a woman tried to sneak more than $1,800 worth of electronics through a Florida Walmart's self-checkout by switching the items' price tags with those from clearance items.
Treasure Coast Newspapers reports that 25-year-old Cheyenne Amber West was arrested Monday and charged with felony grand theft and felony shoplifting.
An arrest report says a loss-prevention officer at the Vero Beach Walmart told a deputy he saw West and another woman select a computer, video game controllers, and other merchandise from the electronics department. The report says West covered the barcodes with stickers removed from less expensive items that rang up to just $3.70.
West was free on $3,000 bail. Jail records didn't list an attorney.