Michigan FedEx Driver Charged With Stealing $96,000 Worth of Foot Locker Merchandise

A Michigan FedEx driver has been charged with stealing the items he was meant to be delivering.

Police officers in Eastpointe, Mich. earlier this week arrested 40-year old Morris Jones, a FedEx driver, after an investigation found approximately $96,000 worth of stolen goods from Foot Locker at his home, with other items taken for evidence as well.

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According to Eastpointe police, Jones was arrested and has been charged with embezzlement and receiving and concealing stolen property. He was arraigned in the 38th District Court in Eastpointe with a bond set at $25,000. Police are also looking for a female suspect who they believe acted as an accomplice to the crime

FN has reached out to Foot Locker for a comment.

“The security of our customers’ shipments is a top priority and we are fully cooperating with the authorities as they conduct their investigation,” a FedEx spokesperson said in a statement.

The incident marks the latest retail theft involving a major retailer. Police arrested a woman in September after an investigation found she had stolen about $198,899 from a Mansfield Township Walmart store while she was employed there on at least 15 occasions. In August, Pennsylvania police requested help identifying two people suspected of stealing almost $3,000 worth of merchandise from a Kohl’s store on August 23 and 24. And in May, two Nordstrom employees were arrested in connection with a theft at the department store that employed them in Minnetonka, Minn. after police recovered $400,000 in stolen goods from a Nordstrom store.

In June, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) launched a new guide to combat organized retail crime across the U.S. ICE’s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS) published a report highlighting common red flags among organized theft groups in order to fight the surge of violent “smash-and-grab” attacks in U.S. stores.

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