A legally blind man was found guilty of shoplifting from a Walmart in North Conway, New Hampshire.
His lawyer argued the theft was accidental and happened because the self-checkout kiosks at the store are unfriendly to visually disabled persons.
Three blind Maryland residents and the National Federation of the Blind sued Walmart last year over the kiosks, alleging they are not entirely accessible to blind customers.
Andrew Airey, 39, was accused of bagging items without scanning them on five occasions between May 4, 2018 and July 3, 2018, the New Hampshire Union Leader reported.
Walmart told the Washington Times it acted in “good faith” in reporting the alleged incident to law enforcement.
Airey testified that he heard the tone that signals an item has been scanned, according to the Union Leader.
Airey was found guilty of willfully concealing a can of corned beef hash and a bath towel. »