A lawyer has shared why officials have agreed to protect him from loss when it comes to using the checker.
Criminal defense attorney Dod Ghassemkhani shares his expertise on TikTokSubmitted by @dodlaw.
“I never use the self-checkout line at any store,” Dod said.
“Let me tell you, the number one way to catch someone in a theft case is to use these lines to check the person,” he said.
“If there’s something missing, what they’re going to do is they’re going to have their Loss Prevention Officer go back and review the video,” Dod said.
“All these stores have a great asset protection program, tons of Loss Prevention Officers, they spend hours reviewing videos.”
Dod then shared an example of how customers might find themselves in a stolen box by using self-checkout.
If a parent is shopping with their kids and they’re “driving you crazy,” as Dod says, but you forget to watch something, you can find yourself in a sticky situation.
“The next time you are in the store you will get information about the crime,” said the lawyer.
“You may have a defense against it, but the Defense will not hear of the loss (Director).
According to Dod, the customer should appear before the judge and “fight the case that way.”
“Never use a line to check yourself.”