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Amazon warehouse worker stole $160,000 in electronics

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The thief turned himself in after stealing Apple and HP products over 41 days

An Amazon employee stole more than $160,000 in merchandise from the company's distribution center in Cayce, South Carolina, earlier this spring. Todd Anthony Cofield, Jr. turned himself in to the authorities last Thursday after allegedly taking 726 iPod touch players and 49 HP laptops between April 20 and May 31. He now faces charges of grand larceny.

Cofield hid his actions by falsifying documents related to the unloading of freight trailers that contained the electronics. Security guards from FedEx Freight and Amazon managed to discover that the items were missing and reported the theft to the local police.

Computers and personal electronics are frequent targets for thieves. Fortunately, there are apps that can protect your mobile devices in case they are stolen. And some people have been very lucky in recovering their lost and stolen tech items, so don't lose hope if you are a victim of theft!

[Image credit: Niki Odolphie]

This article was written by Anna Washenko and originally appeared on Tecca

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