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Woman Swaps Tags, Pays $3.70 for $1,800 in Electronics: Police

Cheyenne Amber West is accused of covering the bar codes with stickers from clearance items



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    In this file photo, a Walmart store sign in Carson, California, on January 27, 2015. Cheyenne Amber West, inset, is facing charges after she stole more than $1,800 worth of merchandise from Walmart using stolen clearance stickers in the self-checkout lane, deputies say.

    Authorities say a woman tried to sneak more than $1,800 worth of electronics through a Florida Walmart's self-checkout by switching the items' price tags with those from clearance items.

    Treasure Coast Newspapers reports that 25-year-old Cheyenne Amber West was arrested Monday and charged with felony grand theft and felony shoplifting.

    An arrest report says a loss-prevention officer at the Vero Beach Walmart told a deputy he saw West and another woman select a computer, video game controllers and other merchandise from the electronics department. The report says West covered the bar codes with stickers removed from less expensive items that rang up to just $3.70.

    West was free on $3,000 bail. Jail records didn't list an attorney.

    The woman who was with West wasn't arrested.