Middletown Police department has arrested four Amazon warehouse workers who stole over $100,000 (N36M) worth of Apple watches. The four staff were operating what police described as an internal theft ring at the Amazon Fulfillment centre in Delaware.
Amazon Loss Prevention department reported the theft to the police who swooped in on the four employees. The staff namely Isaac Francis, Shadaria Bell, Tyaisha Butler and Taneesha Pinkett had conspired among themselves to steal many Apple devices and smartwatches over the course of several months.
A search warrant was issued by the Criminal Investigative Unit leading to the discovery and recovery of stolen Apple products worth thousands of dollars. Although the police did not comment on exactly how many watches were stolen. They posted a photo of the stolen items on their Facebook page. The photo showed at least nine Apple watches, one iPad and one laptop. The price of the Apple watches range from $199, to $449 depending on the model.
However, all four of the staffs identified have been arrested and arraigned for conspiracy and theft. Pinkett, Butler and Francis were arraigned and released based on self-recognition while Bell has an active warrant for her arrest.
This shows that the Amazon staff has been stealing items from the warehouses for a long time. It’s also possible there may be other theft going on that has not been discovered by the company. Only an internal audit and investigation can unravel such mystery and bring perpetrators to justice. Problem of them is very common among the staff of retail stores both online stores and offline stores. Only a few gets discovered.