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The Super Market Scam That You Should Be Aware of

I was in Walmart on Sunday morning and saw something that may happen often but I’d never been aware of it. There was a man standing by the strawberries opening a number of tubs. I thought may be he was just inspecting them, trying to find the best batch. Then I thought maybe he was a worker… but no it turned out that he was just a thief shopper.

After he had left, I had to go see what was going on. As I walked over, it became evident. He had taken a whole bunch of strawberries from other packs and smashed them into his container. Since strawberries are sold by the pack and not by weight) this guy appears to have gotten about 2 for 1.

Some people may give the “Robin Hood Excuse” of “It’s OK to steal because I am stealing from Walmart and they are rich.” The problem is that other people, who may not notice the missing strawberries, are going to get shorted too. So, in this case, Walmart got ripped off and at least 5 other people probably did too.

In hindsight, I should have found a Walmart employee and told him/her about it. Although I’ve tried that before at other stores and just received the “shrugged” shoulders of indifference.

So, the best I can offer is a warning to take a look at everything you buy and make sure you are getting what you are paying for. It’s a problem I never knew existed.

If you happen to work at Walmart and care, the alleged thief will be easy to spot on video. He had long white hair and was standing by the fruit case (where all the berries are) at about 9:20 AM on Sunday morning. I’d guess this wasn’t the first time (or the last) that he’s pulled that “trick.”



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