A WALMART worker has claimed employees know when a customer is trying to steal items at the self-checkout.

RéJean Allen revealed that high-tech cameras in the supermarket watch shoppers’ behavior when they use the machines.


A Walmart worker has warned customers not to steal when they use the self-checkout[/caption]


TikToker RéJean Allen explained that new cameras can track the movements of your hands when you check out[/caption]

In a TikTok video, he explained that Walmart has cameras that have been stationed above the self-checkout kiosks.

He revealed that a shopper’s face would appear on a large screen if something went wrong.

RéJean said the cameras can detect the slightest hand movement as he issued a warning to shoppers.

He added: “And then it will replay your video back when you’re trying to steal something like if you didn’t scan it.”

RéJean urged customers not to try to steal goods for the self-checkout.

Meanwhile, another Walmart worker, known only as Merica, has claimed she knows shoppers are trying to steal items whenever they glance over at her.

She told viewers in a TikTok clip that their so-called tactic was “obvious.”

Some shoppers joked that they wouldn’t make eye contact with the worker when they scanned their groceries.

But, others claimed that they look at an associate to prove that they’re not stealing items.

One shopper said they resort to looking around the store so they can grab the attention of a staffer that may be nearby.

They added: “I look back because I mess up so much and it always says ‘wait for assistance.’”

A head cashier, known as James, said he feels like a predator when he monitors the self-checkout station at the store where he works in Washington State.

He told The Guardian that he’s required to surveil an uninterrupted stream of up to four customers at once.

Theft remains a problem for major retailers such as Walmart.

Last month, the retailer’s CEO Doug McMillon admitted that theft has been at a historically high level.

He told CNBC: “If that’s not corrected over time, prices will be higher, and/or stores will close.”

Shocking statistics from the National Retail Security Survey 2022 revealed that almost $100billion was lost from shrinkage.

The retailer has resorted to putting items behind plexiglass or storing items in cabinets as part of its anti-theft strategy.

The move has been blasted by customers, with some claiming it makes it “impossible” to shop.

But, shoppers have been wrongly accused of stealing items when they’ve used the self-checkout.

Leave a Reply