SUPERMARKET giant Coles is understood to be introducing new technology to reduce its estimated annual $1.1 billion theft debt by reducing stealing at self-serve checkouts. Canstar Blue found that one in six customers aged in their 30s said they had deliberately not paid for an item at a self-service checkout. Almost one in 10 shoppers of all ages admitted they had cheated supermarkets in the self-serve section, Canstar Blue found in its survey. Men were more likely to steal than women. http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/bu...s/news-story/eb7c48f8b172d760f0c6f872e5eb3449 I haven't ever set out to steal from a supermarket but I got into a situation where I did. I had an item that didn't scan and when I scanned it and placed it in the bagging area, the machine threw an error. I tried removing and replacing the item and looked for staff to correct the error. I didn't have any luck either way, so I just ended up placing an identical (unscanned) item in the bagging area, which made the error go away. I again looked for staff to assist but there not any around. It wasn't an ideal situation to be in and I wasn't really sure what to do. I don't think it is right to steal from supermarkets and I'm always careful to scan every item and to scan fruit and veg correctly. How about you?