On Monday, a former Mountain Home woman pleaded guilty in Baxter County Circuit Court to stealing approximately $2,700 in merchandise by engaging in “tag swapping.”
This theft tactic involves removing a price tag from a cheaper item and placing it on a more expensive one to obtain an unauthorized discount. Miller stated that his client had relocated to Clay County in the eastern part of the state.
One particularly egregious instance involved a man who reportedly swapped price tags, resulting in $1,800 worth of merchandise ringing up at the self-service checkout for only $3.70. This type of retail theft contributes to the loss of billions of dollars in annual revenue.
Following her guilty plea, 49-year-old Tammera King was placed on probation for two years. Her attorney, Randel Miller of Jonesboro, informed the court that a payment had been made to cover the stolen merchandise and all associated fines and fees.