Michigan FedEx driver charged with stealing $96,000 worth of Foot Locker merchandise

A Michigan FedEx driver has been charged with stealing items he was supposed to deliver.

Earlier this week, officers in Eastpointe, Michigan arrested Morris Jones, a 40-year-old FedEx driver, after an investigation found approximately $96,000 in property stolen from Foot Locker at his home , as well as other objects taken as evidence.

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

FN has contacted Foot Locker for comment.

“The security of our customers’ shipments is a top priority and we are cooperating fully with 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 stole around $198,899 from a Walmart store in Mansfield Township while working there on at least 15 occasions. In August, Pennsylvania police asked for help in identifying two people suspected of stealing nearly $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 robbery at the department store that employed them in Minnetonka, Minnesota after police recovered $400,000 in stolen goods from a Nordstrom store.

In June, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) launched a new guide for fight against organized crime in the retail trade in the United States, ICE Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists (ACAMS) released a report highlighting common red flags among thieving groups organized in order to combat the wave of violent “smash-and-grab” attacks in American stores.

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