A LAWYER has shared why loss prevention officers agree with him when it comes to using self-checkout.
Criminal defense attorney Dod Ghassemkhani shares his expertise on TikTok, posting under the handle @dodlaw.
In a recent video, Dod answered a question about whether or not he uses self-checkout.
“I never use the self-checkout line at any store,” Dod said.
“Let me tell you, the number one way for somebody to get caught up in a shoplifting case is by using these self-checkout lines,” he continued.
Dod said that stores like Target and Walmart that have self-checkout lines do an inventory check every few days.
“If something is missing, what they’re gonna do is they’re gonna get their Loss Prevention Officers to go back and just review video,” Dod said.
“All these stores have a huge asset protection program, tons of Loss Prevention Officers, they spend hours reviewing video.”
Dod then shared an example of how shoppers may find themselves caught up in a shoplifting case by using self-checkout.
If a parent is shopping with their kids and they’re “driving you crazy,” as Dod said, and you forget to scan an item, you could find yourself in a sticky situation.
“Next time you’re in the store you’re gonna get a citation for effect related offense,” the lawyer claimed.
“You might have a defense to it, but the Loss Prevention [Officer] is not gonna hear it.”
Dod said that the shopper would then have to appear in front of a judge and “fight the case that way.”
“Don’t ever use a self-checkout line.”