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Amazon Employee Accused of Burglary – Is That Your FBA Inventory?

An Amazon employee was allegedly arrested for stealing from a fulfillment center. A sheriff’s report from California details the arrest of a 40 year-old Moreno Valley resident who they said was responsible for burglarizing the center, beginning sometime in 2014 to present.

On Monday, June 1, 2015, at about 2:00 p.m., a representative from a large retail merchandise distribution center, located in the 24000 block of San Michele, Moreno Valley requested assistance from the Moreno Valley Police Department concerning a commercial burglary. Investigators from the Moreno Valley Station Burglary Suppression Team assumed the investigation and worked closely with the distribution center loss prevention team.

Amazon operates a fulfillment center at 24208 San Michelle Road in Moreno Valley. Sellers enrolled in Amazon’s FBA fulfillment service will recognize the warehouse as ONT6 where they are sometimes directed to send their inventory.

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The report said a search of the employee’s vehicle and home resulted in the recovery of numerous stolen items of property, including diamond rings, watches, and other merchandise valued at over $250,000.

The recovered items that were allegedly stolen, pictured, were returned to Amazon’s fulfillment center.

“The Moreno Valley Station Burglary Suppression Team works closely with all businesses in the city, in an effort to suppress crime,” according to the report.

Note: Many sellers already know that if their FBA inventory is lost, stolen, or damaged, Amazon covers it; for those wondering the exact terms, they can be found under the FBA Lost and Damaged Inventory Reimbursement Policy found on this page on the Amazon website.

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Ina Steiner is co-founder and Editor of EcommerceBytes and has been reporting on ecommerce since 1999. Send news tips to ina@ecommercebytes.com.


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