FedEx Employee Accused Of Stealing iPhones, iPad From Packages

A FedEx employee is accused of stealing high-priced phones out of packages bound for customers in the Greenville area.

Daniel Sacks is charged with six counts of larceny by an employee and one count of obtaining property by false pretense.

Pitt County deputies say the 22-year-old did barcoding at the FedEx facility on Northland Drive. They say Sacks would remove iPhones, an iPad and several other high dollar phones out of incoming packages. He is accused of then putting the packaging back into the boxes and shipping those empty boxes to customers.

The Sheriff's Office says they were tipped off by FedEx after customers started complaining of the empty boxes. Deputies say they are still investigating whether there might be more cases of similar theft.


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  • by Correct Location: Greenville on Aug 27, 2011 at 08:11 PM
    WITN, at least get the company correct FedEx Ground is where this happened. Not to be confused with the rest of the Operating Companies at FedEx, Such as FedEx Express, Freight, and LTL.
  • by Anonymous on Aug 27, 2011 at 08:08 PM
    Cash for Gold, stole your Gold, if they even pay you, they only pay about 20% of the going rate... next time go to a local jeweler, you'll get better money.
  • by Reed Location: gboro on Jun 17, 2011 at 09:03 PM
    Yes what he did was wrong but who are you all to judge his family and him for the mistakes he made? It is his fault and his fault only and billstopay was right, hopefully he will get a second chance to prove to society that he made a mistake and he can make it right.
  • by Michael Location: Vanceboro on Jun 17, 2011 at 08:12 PM
    Don't do the crime if you can't do the time! Oh no! Don't do it !
  • by laura Location: greenville on Jun 17, 2011 at 06:09 PM
    If he's just taking the rap, then he's stupid, which should be a jailable offense. If he did it, he should be in jail, it's not like it was food from the grocery store because his kids were starving. If he didn't do it, then case closed, he should be able to prove it and walk. If there were others and he doesn't give them up, then again, he's assisting in the commission of a crime and he should still go to jail. Don't see what the confusion is.
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      by Courtney on Jun 17, 2011 at 07:08 PM in reply to laura
      Don't worry there is sure to be new info soon
  • by Anonymous on Jun 17, 2011 at 12:38 PM
    They were suplus phones in an already opened box going to Verizon store and were going to be damaged claims anyway.
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      by Ann on Jun 17, 2011 at 05:34 PM in reply to
      So that makes it right? Agree with earlier post about the 20something generation. I know crime has been around for centuries, but this sense of entitlement is sickening!! Earn it; don't steal it!!
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        by Anonymous on Jun 17, 2011 at 07:09 PM in reply to Ann
        Doesn't make it right but I don't think he should be crucified for it.
  • by love it Location: gville on Jun 17, 2011 at 11:47 AM
    Ok, I heard that there were 3 guys. Guess what Fedex does not play with these people. They will all pay a big price for this. What makes people think they can get away with this?
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      by Anonymous on Jun 17, 2011 at 12:39 PM in reply to love it
      More than 3. Better to fire one than every package handler
  • by Dbloc on Jun 17, 2011 at 10:11 AM
    Too bad he just took the rap for everyone else.
  • by The Wise One Location: NC on Jun 17, 2011 at 06:32 AM
    Buy your own stuff and stop trying to leach off of others!!!
  • by B Location: NC on Jun 16, 2011 at 09:04 PM
    FedEx pays very well, no matter the position. He's an idiot, good riddance.
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      by Bob Brian on Jun 17, 2011 at 12:43 PM in reply to B
      Actually no they don't. Do your research first.
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        by Correct on Aug 27, 2011 at 08:06 PM in reply to Bob Brian
        Fedex doesn't pay well, and remember this was FedEx Ground, they are paid the lowest of all FedEx Operating Companies.
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