Everyone likes to save money, and most people love to share the savings with others. So begins the story of one generous cashier at Ridley’s Grocery Store in Laramie, Wyoming. 23-year-old Brandon Muller was a cashier at his local Ridley’s. He was arrested on Saturday and charged with ringing up nonexistent coupons to help his customers save some money.
Muller worked the liquor store register, and after seeing a lot of discounts come through, his manager decided to check up on the coupons supposedly redeemed… except they didn’t exist. Muller admitted to using the coupon function key on his register to manually input discounts for various customers, all adding up in the amount of over $3,000. He wasn’t doing this for only friends of his, either. Apparently any customer that came through his line was given nonexistent coupons to save on their purchases.
Muller states that he was simply trying to help everyday people save a little bit of money, but his generous spirit may cost him. He’s facing 20 years in prison and $20,000 in fines if he’s convicted.