Suspect Arrested after Pretending to Scan Items in Self-Checkout

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A woman was arrested after pretending to scan items in the self-checkout lane at Walmart at Buffalo Ridge Plaza in The Villages.

Brenda Bourne, 30, of Wildwood, went to the store on the morning of April 10, selected merchandise and headed for the self-checkout lane, according to an arrest report from the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office. She pretended to scan 18 items with a total value of $59.50 and then attempted to leave the store without paying for the items. She was stopped by a store loss prevention officer.

She was arrested on a charge of retail theft and booked at the Sumter County Detention Center on $1,000 bond…  Villages News

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