Cheyenne West: Treasure Coast woman switches tags to get $1,800 in electronics for $3.70

Posted at 7:52 AM, Nov 09, 2017
and last updated 2017-11-09 07:52:09-05

VERO BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Authorities say a Treasure Coast woman tried to sneak more than $1,800 worth of electronics through a Walmart's self-checkout by switching the items' price tags with those from clearance items.

Treasure Coast Newspapers reports that 25-year-old Cheyenne Amber West, who lives near Fort Pierce, was arrested Monday and charged with felony grand theft and felony shoplifting.

An arrest report says a loss-prevention officer at the Vero Beach Walmart told a deputy he saw West and another woman select a computer, video game controllers and other merchandise from the electronics department.

The report says West, whose occupation is a waitress, covered the bar codes with stickers removed from less expensive items that rang up to just $3.70.

West was free on $3,000 bail. Jail records didn't list an attorney.

The woman who was with West wasn't arrested.