Texas Walmart is Cracking Down on Shoplifters With This New Device
In 2022, retail theft hit a jaw-dropping $112.1 billion in losses, and Walmart isn't taking it lying down. *Gasps in Spanish*
The retail giant has unleashed some sneaky tactics to catch sticky-fingered culprits, and it's not for the faint of heart.
According to the 2023 National Retail Security Survey, the battle against shoplifters saw a 20% increase in losses, reaching $112.1 billion compared to $93.9 billion in 2021.
The rise of self-checkout has only fueled the theft fire! Walmart, however, is not one to back down. Reports suggest that in some stores, they've even installed police stations, making it clear they mean business. *Gasps in Spanish, again*
But the real twist in the tale lies in the hands of Walmart employees armed with TC Devices.
Ever noticed those handheld devices wielded by self-checkout attendants? According to a former Walmart employee spillin' the beans on TikTok, those devices are not just for show; they're Walmart's secret weapon.
"We're able to see everything you are purchasing, how much your total purchase is, and how much each item costs," spills the TikTok whistleblower.
Here's the kicker: Walmart employees can pause your self-checkout remotely and make it seem like a glitch if they suspect foul play.
So, the next time you're tempted to snag that extra item without scanning, remember: Big Brother Walmart is watching. *Cue dramatic music*
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