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The man is locked for putting PlayStation 4 through self-service billing to fruit

He paid 8 pounds for the game console

The French teenager was in jail after having stolen self-service charge at the supermarket and charged only £ 9 (£ 7.86) for the PlayStation 4.

The 19-year-old man – whom the French media called only "Adel" – took a game console in a supermarket in Montbeliard, eastern France, in September. He measured it as if it were six pounds of fruit, then put a sticker at that low price on the machine and spent it through the cashier's shop.

Adel then allegedly sold the PlayStation for € 100 (£ 87.43) to get the train ticket to his native city of Nice.

The teenager was caught just because he returned to the same store the next day and tried to perform the same trick again.

He was sentenced to four months in prison at Montbeliard, although he did not appear at the hearing personally.

The PlayStation 4 usually sells around £ 250 for a standard 500GB unit with one game, and goes up to £ 350 for a 1TB PlayStation Pro model.

The 2016 Leicester University report suggests that self-service treasuries in stores "generate significant high loss rates" and create a hijacking environment because every potential fraudster does not have to communicate with other people to change the price.

Below it is stated that "retailers can be found accused for easier theft of people who would otherwise not be tempted to commit a crime."

The BBC's report forecasts that the number of self-service cash registers around the world will increase by approximately 240,000 to 468,000 in the period between 2016 and 2021.

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