Wichita Falls police arrested a woman for reportedly using a packet of Kool-Aid at a self-checkout register to scan in items of higher value.
Shanquille Watson, 26, was charged with fraudulent destruction, removal, or concealment of writing after she allegedly tried to fool self check register with a package of powdered drink-mix.
Watson (Photo: Wichita County Jail)
Wichita Falls police spokesman Officer Tim Johnson said shortly after 5 p.m. Monday, officers were dispatched to the Walmart on Lawrence Road for a suspect, later identified as Watson, using a package of Kool-Aid to deceive the self-checkout register.
Johnson said Watson was using the UPC barcode on the package of the powdered drink mix by holding it underneath the higher-priced goods while scanning at the register and then placing the items in her grocery bag. The items, Johnson said, were a bag of sugar, Stouffer's chicken enchiladas, vegetable egg rolls, beef broccoli stir-fry and a package of Slim-Jims totaling $28.48..
Johnson said Watson was arrested with fraudulent destruction, removal, or concealment of writing as well as a couple of traffic warrants. Her bond according to the Wichita County Jail screen was at $2,102.40 by a judge.