Amazon warehouse staff accused of stealing €500,000 worth of iPhones
Police have arrested a group of five Amazon employees from one of the company’s logistics centers in Madrid, Spain after the workers were accused of stealing €500,000 ($592,000) worth of iPhones, reports Spanish-language site iPadizate.
It is said that the employees, along with an accomplice, would place orders online from Amazon for cheap items, with the co-conspirators in the warehouse putting iPhones in the boxes of those orders to sneak the devices out from the logistics centers to be resold.
Amazon apparently set up hidden cameras at its warehouse to catch the thieves, with the footage leading to the arrest of the staff who have since been fired and are awaiting trial.
Last year another group of rogue Amazon employees were arrested after being accused of stealing over $100,000 worth of Apple Watches from the company’s Fulfillment Center in Delaware.