SAN DIEGO (UPI) — A judgment in California concerning scanning errors at Walmart Stores has been extended and revamped, court papers say.
San Diego, Calif., Superior Court Judge Jeffrey Barton agreed with prosecutors who charged Walmart Stores Inc., with failing to follow through on a 2008 judgment that also involved overcharging customers.
Barton ordered an additional $2.1 million fine be assessed on top of the previous agreement.
The 2008 judgment was an order for Walmart to give customers in California $3 off on items on which they overpaid due to scanning errors, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported Thursday.
But Walmart has not complied with the order, which included posting signs about the issue.
Prosecutors said items at stores were still scanning at prices that were higher than the price advertised.
Judge Barton also ordered the $3 refund deal to be continued for an additional year.
“We always strive for 100 percent pricing accuracy and will continue to make improvements to ensure we meet this goal,” said Steve Restivo, senior director of community affairs for Walmart.
“California families can trust Walmart to deliver on our mission to help them save money and live better.”