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In this photo illustration, the TikTok app is displayed on an Apple iPhone on August 7, 2020 in Washington, DC.

Have you ever walked out of a store, gotten home, and realized not everything rang up in the self-checkout line? Well, retailers are starting to crack down on people who took something without paying … even if it is an accident.

According to the New York Postattorney Carrie Jernigan is telling her 1.2 million followers on TikTok that stores are using security footage at the register to accuse innocent customers of stealing. In a video with over two million views, she says, “As a criminal defense attorney, I advise most people to steer clear of self-checkout.”

She says people accused of theft are divided into three groups; those that plan to steal, “accidental” thieves who just forgot to ring something up, and the truly innocent. She says most people aren’t getting charged on the day of any alleged theft, but later when someone is trying to account for an inventory shortage.

I think this is kinda like a traffic light camera situation. You don’t get the ticket right away, but it rears its ugly head later.

@carriejernigan1

Reply to @afamily20202 I have no idea why it cut off

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Source: New York Post

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