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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