One TikToker claimed in a viral video on TikTok that Target let her steal $3,000 worth of merchandise for several years “so they could actually put her in jail.”
Ashley Hernandez (@ashleyherrnandez) posted clip on Monday. The video has more than 1.4 million views and 174,000 likes. She wrote in the caption, “I know I’m using this trend wrong, but idc.”
The overlay text reads, as she pretends to cry, “Stolen from Target for years and thought nothing of it.”
“They compiled the entire case against me over the years and let me steal $3,000, so they could literally put me in jail,” the text continued.
Hernandez joked in the comment section about “Target & Walmart read these reviews.”
One woman joked, “So…my limit is $2,999?”
Another asked, “Can I call them and get my current balance?”
The $3,000 threshold is alleged and its origin is unknown, but it is likely tied to her state’s theft and petty laws.
Another commenter accused Target of “stalking people”.
“Never borrow from the same place too many times,” they continued.
In response to this comment, a commenter claiming to be a former employee wrote, “I can confirm they have an entire database between Targets even if you steal from one, one might as well know.”
“They can track you by your card number when you pay and by your app, if you have one. I’m also pretty sure they have facial recognition. They have hundreds of cameras in many of the property security guards who walk around the store in casual clothes,” the alleged former employee continued.
Daily Dot contacted Ashley Hernandez and Target for comment.
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*First published: December 14, 2021, 12:41 p.m. CST
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