Syracuse women accused of trying to buy $840 in merchandise from Wal-Mart by paying only $60

Bernisha Scott and Latonya Crawford of Syracuse are accused of trying to scam a local Wal-Mart out of hundreds of dollars worth of merchandise.

Two Syracuse women are accused of trying to cash out with hundreds of dollars in merchandise from a local Wal-Mart, by paying only a fraction of the cost.

New Hartford Police say 25-year-old Bernisha Scott and 29-year-old Latonya Crawford, both from Syracuse, paid only $60 for merchandise worth $840 at the New Hartford Wal-Mart on Commercial Drive.

It happened last Tuesday. Police say the women went through the self check-out lane, after they took barcode stickers from low cost items and placed them over the barcodes on higher priced items.

Wal Mart's Loss Prevention Department caught the error, and called police.

The women admitted to their crime, and were arraigned on Petit Larceny, Possession of Burglars Tools, and Falsifying Business Records charges.

Scott and Crawford were sent to the Oneida County jail on bail, and are due back in court soon.