BROWNSVILLE, Texas (ValleyCentral) — A Texas woman was arrested after attempting to scan fake barcodes in the Walmart self-checkout line, police said.
Mericarmen Gomez, 34, was taken into custody for the offense of fraud, destroy, removal, concealment of writing and theft.
On Saturday, police responded to the Walmart on Boca Chica where they were informed Gomez was at the self-checkout line with some items. According to police, the suspect was scanning items with a barcode she was holding in her hand.
The barcode she was using to scan was charging items for $0.25 rather than full price. Police said Gomez was intentionally deceiving the self-checkout by not paying full price for the items. Gomez owed over $100 for the items she attempted to take.
As she tried to leave the Walmart, Gomez was confronted by loss prevention officers. When police arrived, she was taken into custody and transported to the Brownsville City Jail.
Gomez was arraigned Sunday and has a bond set at $3,000.