LAKEWOOD – A 26-year-old Jamestown man is facing charges after allegedly swapping price tags on items at the Lakewood Walmart this week.
Lakewood-Busti Police say Matthew Gunter was observed by Walmart Asset Protection staff removing UPC stickers off 97 cent items and putting them on more expense items.
Police say he then scanned the lessor UPC labels, paying $22.44 for the items that should have rang up at $101.71.
Gunter left the store while ignoring requests from Walmart personnel to stop. Officers later located him attempting to flee in a vehicle.
Police report he was taken into custody and charged with petit larceny.
After a check of his driving privileges found his license was suspended. He was then additionally charged with third-degree aggravated unlicensed operation and unlicensed operation.