Man attempts to shoplift by switching price tags, later arrested

Published: Sep. 25, 2016 at 6:48 PM CDT|Updated: Sep. 26, 2016 at 9:58 PM CDT
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JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - A man decided he would switch up price tags with less expensive items at a local store in hopes to purchase the more expensive items at a discount, police said Monday.

Jonesboro police were called to Walmart, 1911 West Parker Road, in regards to someone shoplifting shortly after 4 p.m. Saturday.

According to the police report, William Keasler, 42, peeled tags off of less expensive items then placed them on several items he wanted to purchase.

Keasler reportedly placed a $1 price tag on a $16 belt, a $.97 tag on a $19.96 shirt while doing the same with several other pieces of merchandise.

An employee confronted Keasler about the tags when he was checking out.

When police arrived, Keasler told them he was short on money and admitted to switching the price tags so he could pay less for his items.

The price differences ended up being $56.30, according to the report.

Police arrested Keasler and took him to the Craighead County Detention Center where he was cited for theft of property.

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