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Shipping workers charged with stealing electronics

Posted September 18, 2008

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— Authorities have charged three employees of a shipping company with stealing electronics bound for area retailers and reselling the goods on eBay.

Carl Vincent Nichols, 42, of 283 Van Galloway Trail in Winnabow, Danny Edward Parker, 57, of 69 Richardson Road in Bladenboro, and Cora Lynn Kelley, 41, of 6140 Roebud Road in Stedman, are each charged with felony larceny by employee, felony possession of stolen goods and felony conspiracy.

The trio worked for Averitt Express and investigators said they stole computers, flat-screen televisions, MP3 players and XBox video game systems, as well as compressors and a riding lawn mower, from boxes that were to be delivered to retail stores. More than $100,000 in goods was stolen, authorities said.

Some items were recovered from a Stedman home, and investigators said other goods had been put up for sale on eBay.

The FBI has been called in to assist with the investigation.


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  • enoughsenough Sep 19, 2008


  • workingforthosethatwont Sep 18, 2008

    Jail time! no Merry Christmas for you three meatheads.

  • Kilroy Sep 18, 2008

    It amazes me that there are people this dumb. Did they really think they could get away with stealing all this stuff and not get caught???

  • Milli Sep 18, 2008

    I agree Tax Man and valentine girl. And, they were old enough to know better. How long do people think they can get away with doing such stuff before they get caught? Stupid is, as stupid does! They do not deserve to ever have anything. They stole from people who work hard to go out and buy these nice things for themselves. Even when they are stealing from stores, they are stealing from people like me and you.... the stores' customers. Scum!

  • fyiarp Sep 18, 2008

    When people reach a certain age they should know better.

  • valentine girl Sep 18, 2008

    Greed, greed. If these folks spent as much time figuring out how to steal from their employer and the public, they could have made more money and had a clear conscience. And their families would be spared the grief of public humiliation. Yes, throw the book at them, and keep them out of places where they can continue to steal.

  • Tax Man Sep 18, 2008

    It is people like this that cause us to have to pay so much more for our products. Throw the book at them. Lock them up forever. Make them pay back every cent they stole and pay taxes on all of their thefts. Shame on them.