4 warehouse workers indicted on in theft case - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

4 warehouse workers indicted on in theft case

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - A federal grand jury in Memphis has indicted four warehouse workers, charging them with stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars' worth of video game software.

Byron Manning, Darryl Covington, John Brown and Alexander Smith are named in indictments that charge them with conspiring to steal Xbox controller cards and sell them over the Internet, according to The Commercial Appeal (http://bit.ly/rGu4Ej ).

The indictment alleges the men realized nearly $350,000 over three years. The cards sell for $60 each and are stored in a caged area at Technicolor Home Entertainment Services. The suspects are accused of stealing cards at the company and from trucking company Ceva Logistics.

Technicolor provides film processing, manufacturing and distribution of software and electronic gaming systems, including Xbox cards for Microsoft.

Authorities said the men began stealing cards in amount that ranged from 10 to 3,000 at a time. They were sold on eBay between January 2008 and January 2011 to customers that included stores in New York and individuals in California.

The indictment also asks that Manning ad Covington be ordered to forfeit $349,599 as proceeds of money laundering.
      
(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

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