WEST ASHLEY, SC (WCSC) - A downtown man is behind bars after police say he collected discarded receipts from a West Ashley Walmart parking lot and used them in an attempt to get cash.
The Charleston Police Department charged 53-year-old Jeffery Clay with larceny.
On Thursday, officers responded to the Walmart on 3951 West Ashley Cir. in reference to a shoplifter.
A loss prevention officer at the store told police Clay was spotted on surveillance video picking up receipts in the parking lot.
A police report states Clay then picked out the items detailed in the receipts and returned them for cash at Walmart's customer service department.
Store officials said the codes on the receipts Clay provided did not match up with the items he was returning.