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Two Syracuse women accused of scamming Walmart

By WKTV News

(WKTV) - Two Syracuse women face a felony charge after New Hartford Police say the pair scammed Walmart.

Bernisha N. Scott, 25, and Latonya P. Crawford, 29, both of Syracuse, are charged with misdemeanor petit larceny and possession of burglar's tools, and a felony count of falsifying business records in the first degree.

According to officials, New Hartford Police responded to Walmart at 4765 Commercial Drive on Nov. 12 on a suspicious activity complaint. The store's loss prevention department told officers two women were detained who paid for items through self checkout, but allegedly paid much less than the value of items.

Following an interview, police determined the women had allegedly come to Walmart with numerous barcode stickets that were removed from low-cost Walmart items and placed these barcodes over higher priced items. The women allegedly paid about $60 for more than $840 worth of items.

The women were transported to the New Hartford Police Department, where they were process and arraigned in Town of New Hartford Court. They were then send to Oneida County Jail on bail and will reappear in court on a later date.

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