If you're thinking about stealing from Walmart, think again! Walmart is cracking down on shoplifters with new technology. A lot of thieves think they're getting away with stealing by using the self-check-out lines.

According to a report from USA-Today, retailers lost more than $112 Billion from stores in 2022. Walmart is the biggest retailer in the world and loses about $3 billion every year from theft.

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One former Walmart employee on TikTok, says this is how they combat shoplifters:

Walmart employees carry hand-held devices called TC devices. They can detect what you are purchasing and how much each item costs.

If a Walmart employee suspects you are stealing, they can, and will pause your transaction. Then, it's up to you to figure it out. The point is: Do NOT steal from Walmart. Don't steal from any business.

At one point, the retailer was considering closing all self-checkouts.


Walmart estimates they lose $22 billion a year from honest self-checkout mistakes and from shoppers who "forget" to swipe items in their carts. The retailer pulled self-checkout lanes from three Albuquerque, New Mexico stores.

What are the most common items stolen from Walmart?

Cosmetics, small electronics, over-the-counter medication, toys, food, clothing, jewelry, and home goods, such as toilet paper and laundry soap are the most popular items people steal from the store

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