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South Florida Man Uses Fake Barcodes to Discount Walmart Merchandise

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South Florida Man Uses Fake Barcodes to Discount Walmart Merchandise

One South Florida Walmart recently boasted remarkably low prices, but it wasn't of the retailer's own doing. Instead, 43-year-old Horace Shannon had gone to the store and placed his own fraudulent barcode stickers on products so that they scanned far below the market value.

For example, Shannon switched the barcode on a recently released DVD so that instead of costing approximately $25, it scanned for $5. Shannon used the stickers to purchase the DVD, along with two regularly priced DVDs and several Lego sets, according to WPBF news source. The total value of his discounted merchandise was worth nearly $150, according to the source.

Shannon was caught when he returned to the Okeechobee Road Walmart in Fort Pierce, Florida, to make more purchases. He was apprehended and arrested on charges of grand theft.

According to the source, he also used a gift receipt to refund a Lego set at its original price.