Mary Garcia, 47, and Melinda Rodriguez, 38, were arrested by Mesa police on June 17 for allegedly using an in-store app to steal products from stores in Arizona, California, Utah, Colorado and Texas, the Mesa Police Department said in a release.
Walmart’s Loss Prevention teams noticed several suspicious transactions after the women allegedly scanned items in the store to use the quick pay at checkout but would then bypass payment. By using the app, the women gave the appearance they were paying for the items. The department said.
The women allegedly stole $106,000 worth in items from Arizona’s Maricopa County alone, authorities said.