The next episode of our Reconstructed scenes series.
The following scene shows one of the most common types of scams, in which the items purchased, or a part thereof, are cancelled by the cashier from the sales receipt before finalising it.
Of course, the buyer pays for these items and takes them away, but she does not get a receipt for them.
This will result in “extra” cash in the cash drawer, but the items concerned will not be deleted from the inventory database, which will lead to an inventory shortage of unknown reasons.
The cashier will remove the resulting extra money from the drawer, and pocket it at an appropriate time after the purchase.