Couple charged for switching price tags at Walmart

Couple charged for switching price tags at Walmart
Honeycutt (Source: Rowan Detention Center)
Honeycutt (Source: Rowan Detention Center)

SALISBURY, NC (WBTV) - Police say a China Grove couple was charged after a loss prevention officer caught them switching the price tags of lower-priced items with those of higher-priced items at Walmart.

Meredith Kristen Simmons, 27, of the 100 block of Chasity Lane, was charged with felony larceny, Austin Honeycutt, also of the same address, was charged with felony larceny of stolen goods, misdemeanor second-degree trespassing and misdemeanor possession of a Schedule IV controlled substance.

The loss prevention officer at Walmart spotted the two switching the tags and stopped them as they went to the register to ring up the items, a police report said.

The two bought toys worth $187, $26 worth of personal accessories, and a $14 belt, according to the report.

Two young children were with Simmons and Honeycutt in the store at the time.

Simmons has been released from the Rowan County Detention Center under a $1,000 secured bond. Honeycutt was jailed under a $10,000 bond.

Simmons has a number of previous convictions including felony breaking and entering, felony drug possession, and maintaining a dwelling for controlled substances.

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