On Thursday, March 12, Officer Amber Branscum of the Batesville Police Department was dispatched to the Walmart Supercenter on three different occasions in reference to shoplifting complaints.
The first incident involved a 54-year-old Batesville woman “skip-scanning.” That’s a process where the person scans one item, but doesn’t scan the next item, then places the unscanned items in the bagging area as if they had been scanned. Once she was leaving the store, the woman was detained, cited for shoplifting, and then released with a court date.
The second incident involved a 33-year-old male resident of Bigelow, Ark. He was placing items inside a backpack, and then left the store without paying for them. He was stopped and brought back into the store where he was cited for shoplifting and then released with a court date.
The third incident involved a 28-year old Independence County female resident who was “skip-scanning” items. She was detained, cited for shoplifting, issued a court date, and released.
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