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Woman Accused of Swapping Barcodes, Paying Only $3.70 for $1,800 Worth of Electronics

Thursday - 09/11/2017 09:47
A Florida woman was arrested on Monday after attempting to carry out one of the most interesting robberies we've ever seen.
Woman Accused of Swapping Barcodes, Paying Only $3.70 for $1,800 Worth of Electronics

A Florida woman was arrested on Monday after attempting to carry out one of the most interesting robberies we've ever seen.

Cheyenne Amber West, a 25-year-old mother from Fort Pierce, was charged with felony grand theft and felony shoplifting after said she rang up $1,824 worth of electronics for just $3.70 at a Walmart self-checkout, according to the TC Palm.

The suspect and her mom, Alicia West, allegedly picked up several high-priced items from the store's electronics department, including video games and a laptop, and covered up the barcodes with stickers of merchandise from the store's clearance department.

A loss prevention officer at Walmart took notice of the pair and stopped them before they could make off with the "discounted" goods.

"I am just trying to get gifts for my son that I cannot afford," West told a responding deputy. "The computer is for my husband. Since he just got me a Coach purse, I figured he deserved something nice, as well."

West is currently being held at the Indian River County Jail in Florida on a $3,000 bond.

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