3 arrested after iPods, iPhones stolen from Amazon distribution center

dprice@thestate.comFebruary 8, 2013 

— Three men accused of stealing iPods and iPhones from Amazon’s West Columbia distribution center.

Three men accused of being involved in theft ring at Amazon's West Columbia distribution Center have been charged with crimes.

Lexington County deputies arrested Willie Gerald Green, 32, Jamie Dewayne Harrington, 29, and Brandon Kelvontae Simmons, 21, for their role in thefts at the Amazon Fulfillment Center on the 12th Street Extension in January. Green and Harrington, both of Columbia, have been charged with receiving stolen goods and Simmons, of Bishopville, was charged with breach of trust with fraudulent intent. All three men are former employees at the center.

According to arrest warrants, Simmons took two iPhone 5 cell phones, valued at $1,456, and sold them to Harrington on Jan. 17. Simmons was then accused of taking 8 iPod Nanos, valued at about $840, and selling them to Green. All three men were fired following the incidents.

Green, Harrington and Simmons were released on bond.

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