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Amazon employee accused of stealing merchandise

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LEXINGTON COUNTY, SC (WIS) -

An Irmo man is accused of stealing merchandise from the Amazon distribution center in Lexington County.

According to the incident report, Amazon officials called deputies to the warehouse on 12th Street Extension at about 2:16 Friday afternoon.  Amazon officials told deputies they found several items of merchandise on 31-year-old Wendell Curtrell Dawkins as he passed through the metal detectors upon leaving the facility.

A company official told deputies they found a ladies watch valued at $118 and Bluetooth headphones worth $34 after he removed the items from their original packaging and concealed them on himself.

The arrest report says Dawkins confessed to the theft. While deputies searched him during his arrest, the report says they found instructions to the headphones in his pocket.

Dawkins was taken the to Lexington County Detention Center.

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