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Memphis FedEx employee accused of stealing rings worth over $10k

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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC-TV) - Police have tracked more than $10,000 in stolen jewelry to a FedEx worker in Memphis.

Memphis police said Friday that FedEx employee Patrick Reed signed a written statement admitting that he stole from a FedEx package.  

This came after FedEx security said Reed skipped a step in internal procedures.

"We do have very strong internal security measures in place across our network, which includes our Memphis hub," said FedEx spokesperson Jim McClusky.

A package with two rings worth $10,500 moved through Reed's unit at FedEx's Memphis hub on Sprankle Avenue between December 5 and 6.

FedEx did not go into detail about how they knew the rings were missing, but the police affidavit said FedEx security and Memphis police economic detectives launched an investigation at that time.

"These security processes and procedures allow us to determine if there is a problem with a particular package and violations of company policy," said McClusky.

FedEx and Memphis police learned Reed had pawned the rings on December 7.  FedEx security arrested him Thursday morning and took him to Memphis Police Felony Response.

FedEx would not say if Reed had been fired.

"I can't speak to that at this time," said McClusky.  "We're just now working with authorities to support them in the continuation of their investigation."

McCluskey said FedEx will do everything they can to track down the expensive rings.

FedEx offered reassurances for customers during the Christmas holiday rush.

"We're going to do everything we can to get packages moving to our customers and we won't tolerate any violations of company policy," said McClusky.

Reed is scheduled to appear in General Sessions Court on Tuesday.

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