Supermarket giant Walmart has long lauded itself on its low prices and discounts, as evidenced by the tagline “Save Money. Live Better.” A duo in New Orleans allegedly took that slogan too literally when they brought cut-out price tags into a Walmart store in order to buy goods at a lower price, NOPD said.
On May 25, Jeffrey Johnson, 49, and Leilani Walther, 50, were observed on surveillance video using false Universal Product Code labels to purchase goods at a lesser price at a Walmart at 4001 Behrman Place. The duo is suspected of cutting UPC labels from other merchandise and carrying them into the store. They then purchase goods at a self-chosen discount via the self-check lanes, according to NOPD.
Investigators discovered that Johnson and Walther committed the fraudulent scheme multiple times at the Walmart. They are wanted for 18 counts of theft by fraud