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Store employee arrested for selling $600K in pre-release video games

Barry Hicks (Source: SCSO) Barry Hicks (Source: SCSO)
MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

A man was arrested for stealing and trying to sell video games he acquired before their release.

Police said on August 30, 28-year-old Barry Hicks stole 600 copies of NBA 2K17 from the receiving docks of Technicolor.

Police said an employee set aside a box of games to an unknown location inside the warehouse.

Because the games were not yet released, they were valued at $1,000 each, making the total value of the stolen games $608,000.

The box was later found empty in a different part of the warehouse.

On August 31, 13 copies of NBA 2K17 were recovered at McDonald’s on Poplar Avenue. Marquel Shaw admitted to trying to sell 58 copies of the game he knew were stolen.

Shaw told police the games came from Barry Hicks—an employee at Technicolor.

Police said the games were wrapped in paper with the name ‘Barry Hicks’ written on the bottom.

Hicks was arrested and charged with two counts of theft of property over $250,000 and two counts of conspiracy to theft of property over $60,000.

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