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Woman arrested after pretending to scan items in self-checkout at Wal-Mart

Brenda Bourne

A woman was arrested after pretending to scan items in the self-checkout lane at Wal-Mart at Buffalo Ridge Plaza in The Villages.

Brenda Bourne, 30, of Wildwood, went to the store on the morning of April 10, selected merchandise and headed for the self-checkout lane, according to an arrest report from the Sumter County Sheriff’s Office. She pretended to scan 18 items with a total value of $59.50 and then attempted to leave the store without paying for the items. She was stopped by a store loss prevention officer.

She was arrested on a charge of retail theft and booked at the Sumter County Detention Center on $1,000 bond.

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