Georgia Couple Tricks Walmart Cashier, Easily Walks Out of Store With Thousands in Merchandise

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A man and woman in Georgia confused a Walmart cashier in order to steal more than $6,000 in merchandise and gift cards, according to authorities.

The pair loaded a Walmart cart with a bunch of expensive items in Grovetown on Nov. 30, according to the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office. When they got to the cash register, they made several card transactions, according to deputies, WRDW reported.

Two people were able to confuse the cashier by asking for the “cash button” on the register to activate their credit cards.

The merchandise was then rung up as if it were paid in cash. Credit cards were therefore not charged, WRDW reported.

The couple left the store with $3,000 worth of gift cards and $3,400 in merchandise. According to the sheriff’s office, this is theft by deception.

Columbia County Sheriff’s Department posted a Facebook update about the crime, stating that a suspect had been identified.

We were informed by a spokesperson for the sheriff’s department that Jaylan Griggs, 19, from Flint, Michigan, was the male suspect. The female suspect has not been identified.

Authorities have asked the public to contact an investigator at 706-541-1044 or the sheriff’s office dispatch at 706-541-2800 if they have any information.