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UPS employee caught stealing from customers

By Jamie Hicks
Published On: Mar 12 2014 06:17:44 PM CDT
Updated On: Mar 12 2014 10:26:33 PM CDT

An UPS employee is arrested for stealing Amazon cards from customers. Police said it happened at the UPS facility in Havelock.

NEW BERN, CRAVEN COUNTY -

An UPS employee is arrested for stealing Amazon cards from customers. Police said it happened at the UPS facility in Havelock.

Investigators say Andrew Tyler Lewis, 19, of New Bern was arrested on Friday.

Officials said Amazon contacted UPS when they saw the stolen cards they had flagged were being used. The company quickly learned the gift cards were in the hands of one of their own employees. 

Captain David Bartton said they were alerted by UPS security to serve the warrants to Lewis on Friday.

"With talking with the suspect, we determined a crime had been committed," Bartton said.

Warrants show Lewis stole five gift cards, totaling $650.  Lewis then allegedly went shopping with the stolen gift cards and bought a woman's bathing suit, a drum set, under glow lights and a child's necklace.  

"I understand that Amazon contacted UPS. They conducted their investigation and then they contacted us, and with the corporation between all three entities we were able to bring these charges," Bartton said.

Havelock Police said the crime was investigated by Amazon and UPS in Raleigh.

Lewis is charged with five counts of unlawfully obtaining credit cards and one count of obtaining property by false pretense.

Warrants state Lewis was arrested and held on $1,000 bond.