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Lexington County Sheriff’s Department deputies arrested three men who formerly worked at an Amazon Fulfillment Center on 12th Street Extension near West Columbia on charges that while they worked at the distribution center the three men were involved in a theft ring whose members stole iPod portable media player devices and iPhone cellular telephones from the distribution center.
Lexington County Sheriff James R. Metts said deputies arrested 32-year-old Willie Gerard Green on an arrest warrant on a charge of receiving stolen goods.
Deputies also arrested 29-year-old Jamie Dewayne Harrington, 29 on an arrest warrant on a charge of receiving stolen goods.
In addition, deputies arrested 21-year-old Brandon Kelvontae Simmonson an arrest warrant on a charge of breach of trust with fraudulent intent.
Arrest warrants allege that on January 17 Harrington received two iPhone 5 cellular telephones worth $1,456 that Simmons stole from the inventory area at the distribution center, Metts said. The report said Harrington and Simmons conspired to remove the stolen cellular telephones from the distribution center, where Harrington and Simmons worked as pickers. Amazon later terminated Harrington and Simmons.
In addition, an arrest warrant alleges that on January 18 Green received six iPod Nano devices worth $840 that Simmons stole from an inventory area at the Amazon Fulfillment Center, where Green worked as a picker, Metts said.
Green and Simmons conspired to remove the stolen iPod Nano devices from the distribution center. Amazon later terminated Green.
Green and Simmons were released from the Lexington County Detention Center on February 1 after they each posted a $2,130 bond, Metts said. Harrington was released from the county Detention Center on Monday, February 4 after Harrington posted a bond.