Ten Most Stolen Items From Ohio Walmart Stores

No matter where you are in Ohio, you’re never too far from a Walmart. With 170 stores in the state and over 56,000 employees, Walmart has solidified it’s place in Ohio’s retail landscape. Citizen of the Buckeye state go to Walmart for the selection, the savings and unfortunately, the stealing. Compiled from a list based on employee reports, news stories and Reddit, here’s the ten most stolen items from Ohio Walmart stores.

10. Home Essentials

Things like laundry detergent, paper products and light bulbs aren’t covered by food assistance, so people will just take them if they need them.

9. Office Supplies

I’m surprised to see office supplies on our list of the ten most stolen items from Ohio Walmart stores. Things like pens, paperclips and post it notes have little to no resale value, yet for some reason, people keep swiping them.

8. Jewelry

Walmart has most of their shiny stuff under glass, but that doesn’t stop people from walking out with bracelets, necklaces and earrings on a regular basis.

7. Apparel and Accessories

Walmart isn’t known for it’s high end clothing brands, but free is an alluring price when it comes to jeans, shoes, underwear and sunglasses.

6. Intimate Items

Maybe it’s embarrassment that keeps people from taking condoms, pregnancy tests and sex toys to the register and paying for them.

5. Food

The idea of stealing to feed your family might be in play here, as baby food is listed as one of the most stolen items. Noodle packets, deli food and packaged meat are also among the most stolen items.

4. Over the Counter Medication

Things like Tylenol, Advil, Midol, Pepto Bismol, Mirilax and Immodium all show up on the list of the most commonly stolen things from Walmart.

3. Toys

Toys are expensive and the more popular they are, the more they get stolen. NeeDoh was high on the list as were Hot Wheels and any type of card.

2. Small Electronics

Small and expensive, it’s not a surprise a ton of stuff in the electronics section is stolen frequently. Things like chargers, phone cases, watches, headphones and batteries end up missing all the time.

1. Cosmetics

One of the aisles with a ton of cameras is the makeup aisle, so it’s not surprising to see that lipstick, mascara, compacts and hair dye are on the list of the most commonly stolen stuff from Walmart.

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