(ALPENA COUNTY, MI)– A 34-year-old woman is facing theft charges after she reportedly failed to scan all of her items while using the self-checkout line at a Walmart.
TeddyJo Marie Fliam was taken into custody last month at her home, after an investigation into her using the self-checkout system to commit fraud.
Authorities say a loss prevention officer noticed Fliam not scanning all of the items she had in her cart and confronted her about it. Fliam denied the allegations, became agitated, and left the store.
Walmart associates then checked their “Missed Scan Detection” and surveillance system, where they learned that Fliam had stolen more than $1,000 worth of merchandise from the store since April. The Missed Scan Detection system can tell when an item has been scanned or when it has been skipped over.
“Walmart is making a true investment to ensure the safety of our customers and associates,” a Walmart spokesperson said. “Over the last three years, the company has invested over half a billion dollars in an effort to prevent, reduce and deter crime in our stores and parking lots. We are continuously investing in people, programs and technology to keep our stores and communities safe.”