Woman charged with paying $3.70 for $1,800 worth of electronics in Walmart self-checkout

Cheyenne Amber West, 25, was arrested Nov. 6 at Walmart.
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INDIAN RIVER COUNTY, Fla. — A woman was arrested at Walmart after a deputy said she rang up more than $1,800 worth of electronics for $3.70 in the self-checkout Monday.

Cheyenne Amber West, 25, of Fort Pierce, was charged with felony grand theft and felony shoplifting, according to her arrest affidavit.

A loss prevention officer at Walmart, in the 5500 block of State Road 60, told a deputy he saw West and another woman select a computer, video game controllers and other merchandise from the electronics department.

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The women then covered the barcodes on those items with stickers removed from merchandise in the clearance department and took them to the self-checkout, where they paid $1,821 less than what they should have, according to the affidavit.

"I am just trying to get gifts for my son that I cannot afford. The computer is for my husband. Since he just got me a Coach purse, I figured he deserved something nice, as well," West told a deputy, according to the affidavit.

West was being held Tuesday in Indian River County Jail. Bail was set at $3,000.

No charges were filed against the other woman involved.

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