In an tactic that we'll refer to as the nesting doll attack—named after the Russian nesting dolls, which include increasingly smaller dolls hiding yet smaller dolls—one Nevada would-be-shoplifter decided that a legitimate barcode matching to a legitimate product was sufficient to escape suspicion.
Micah John Boivin was arrested after Safford Police said Wal-Mart associates watched as Boivin, according to The Eastern Arizona Courier, "placed a Sony Playstation 3 game console into an aquarium."
Further investigation found that he had earlier used a clever variation of this technique, when he placed a Microsoft X-Box inside a Crock-Pot and then—this is our favorite part—"taped the box back together with Wal-Mart's tape."
By using the store's own tape—which is unlikely guarded very well—that added a wonderful touch of legitimacy that the resealing was done by another store associate.
In both cases, Boivin removed the anti-theft sensor from the hidden item, while logically enough leaving it in place for the bigger container. You have to ask yourself: Would this work at one of my stores?