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Walmart putting an end to shoplifter punishment program

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Indiana Walmarts have rolled back on a private program to rehabilitate first-time shoplifters, according to the Indian Attorney General.

The program essentially charged shoplifters $400 and six hours to make shoplifting charges vanish, a for-profit operation that is as sketchy as it sounds.

Tippecanoe County Prosecutor Patrick Harrington alerted Indiana Attorney General Curtis T. Hill Jr, who reviewed the case and found it unethical- likening the practice to criminal confinement.

“I appreciate the attorney general’s opinion and conclusion, which supports my position regarding this program,” Harrington said Thursday afternoon.

According to the Journal & Courier, the program began in 2017 and involved the outside firm, the Corrective Education Company.

Walmart’s corporate communications team was not willing to comment on the matter.

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