2 arrested after allegedly 'skip scanning' nearly $500 in merchandise from Boardman Walmart
Two Youngstown women were arrested after allegedly "skip scanning" nearly $500 in merchandise at the Boardman Walmart.
Boardman Police were dispatched to the Walmart shortly before 11 p.m. Saturday night, where they say 29-year-old Ationna Crues and 28-year-old Tajah Strickland were stopped by a store employee.
The employee told police that while watching security footage, she noticed Strickland handing Crues merchandise out of the cart. Police say Crues would then pretend to scan the items at a self-checkout, and then hand them back to Strickland. The employee told police that Strickland then took the items, and put them in bags at the bottom of the cart before pushing those bags underneath other items.
After putting all of the items in the cart and leaving the check out area, police say the store employee stopped the women. Upon inspecting their cart, the report says the employee found $478.26 worth of merchandise that wasn't paid for. Police say the merchandise the women didn't pay for included food, health and beauty, and some kitchen items.
Once police arrived and apprehended the women, they found several outstanding warrants for Ationna Crues from multiple agencies in Mahoning and Trumbull Counties.
Crues was taken into custody and is being held at the Mahoning County Jail without bond. Strickland was booked and later released, pending a court date.