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Two Women Use Walmart App to Steal $100,000 Worth of Merchandise

After hitting locations in five states, they now face several counts of organized retail theft.




Police in Arizona have arrested two women who are accused of stealing $100,000 worth of merchandise from several Walmart stores using the retailer’s in-store scanning app, Fox 10 Phoenix reports.

The article says Walmart’s loss prevention team began investigating the alleged thefts in March after noticing a “series of suspicious transactions” related to the app.

The Mesa, AZ police department explained: “The suspects would enter the stores and scan the items using a smartphone in order to use the quick pay at the checkout. The problem was once they reached the checkout, payment was bypassed, and they simply walked out with the unpaid merchandise. By using the app, the suspects gave the appearance that they were paying for the items.”

The women – who reportedly used this method to steal merchandise from Walmart locations in California, Utah, Colorado, Texas and Arizona – face several counts of organized retail theft.

Read more at Fox 10 Phoenix.




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