Barcode scam: 2 men accused of slashing prices at area Walmart stores

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POWHATAN COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — Authorities are looking for two men who are accused of using fake UPC stickers to slash prices on merchandise at several local Walmart stores.

The most recent incident occurred in Powhatan County at the Walmart on Anderson Highway.

According to the sheriff’s office, two Hispanic males entered the store with their own UPC stickers and purchased cell phones at a ‘significantly lower price.’ 

The value of the items is around $1,000. Authorities did not say how much the suspects purchased the phones for. 

The two men were seen leaving the area in a four-door gray compact vehicle.

The sheriff’s office said the same individuals are believed to have hit several Walmart locations in the area, including in Chesterfield.

Anyone with information is asked to call POWHATAN CRIME SOLVERS tip line at 804-403-HELP to remain anonymous.

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