For the last DECADE, this ring of people have been defrauding Wal*Mart

31 12 2004

So, what was the high tech crime that allowed these people to steal 1000’s of $ from WalMart?  They’d been switching the UPC code on products.

Authorities said the scheme involved using a home computer to produce UPC bar codes for cheaper products and slipping them over the real codes on high-priced items. The suspects then allegedly sold the merchandise, or returned it for refunds or store gift cards that also were sold.

Somehow you’d like to think that a cashier would notice when a TV rings through as “Candy Bar”  🙂  Or some such equivalent.   Just goes to show you…. You get what you pay for in products, AND in people.

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