Police in Detroit track down a thief involved in embezzling products from Footlocker.
Securing a W on a pair of kicks today doesn’t necessarily mean you’re in the clear just yet. You’ll have to wait for the sneakers to make it through transit, oftentimes across the country, and hope they make it to your doorstep unscathed. It seems like even Footlocker has to deal with this as it was just reported by The Detroit News a FedEx driver had been swiping products meant for a store located in Detroit with the man racking up $96,000 worth of merchandise.
After a Foot Locker loss prevention agent contacted Eastpointe, Michigan police, the department was able to track down 40-year-old Morris Jones, who works as a FedEx delivery driver, to his home and discovered he had been taking shipments intended for a local store and kept them in his home. Considering the monetary value nearly reaching $100K, this must have been going on for some time. While this scandal doesn’t come close to the recent events going down in Memphis, this still causes concern for sneakerheads who are hoping their coveted pair of sneakers will arrive safely and on time.
Currently, Jones is in Macomb County Jail on a $20,000 bond sitting with charges of embezzlement and receiving and concealing stolen property. He is expected to appear in court for a probable cause conference on October 19th while a preliminary examination will take place a week later. Keep it locked to our Twitter and the Sole Retriever mobile app to stay updated on the latest happenings in the sneaker and streetwear world.
Image via Eastpointe Police Department