Sheriff: 726 iPods, 49 laptops stolen from Amazon center

Published: Jul. 7, 2012 at 5:49 PM EDT|Updated: Jul. 17, 2012 at 5:49 PM EDT
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Todd Anthony Cofield, Jr. (Source: Lexington County Sheriff's Department)
Todd Anthony Cofield, Jr. (Source: Lexington County Sheriff's Department)

CAYCE, SC (WIS) - Seven hundred and twenty-six iPod touch media devices and 49 Hewlett-Packard laptop computers were among the items stolen from several freight trailers at the Amazon distribution center in Cayce, according to the Lexington County Sheriff's Department.

Officials say 20-year-old Todd Anthony Cofield, Jr. turned himself in to the sheriff's department on arrest warrants charging him with two counts of grand larceny involving items worth more than $10,000.

According to arrest warrants, Cofield, a former Amazon employee, stole the iPods and laptops from two freight trailers he was entrusted to unload at the distribution center. The warrants go on to say that Cofield never unloaded trailers, but submitted false documents to the company claiming that he had unloaded them.

Both cases were reported to the sheriff's department and warrants were issued for Cofield's arrest.

In all, deputies say the stolen items totaled up to be worth around $160,000.

Cofield was eventually released from Lexington County Detention Center after posting a $50,000 bail.

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