PHOENIX - A FedEx deliveryman was booked into the Fourth Avenue Jail on Saturday for stealing more than $27,000 worth of cell phones.
Phoenix police said on June 7, eight-year employee Tarley Seeze Jellow began taking packages intended for other trucks from a conveyor belt system at the facility at 43rd and Glenrosa avenues before they could reach the designated truck.
Investigators said Jellow took packages with pink Verizon shipping labels and opened the boxes to determine the contents prior to selling them. Nine packages were taken on seven different occasions, all on Saturdays on which 34-year-old Jellow worked.
Jellow kept the stolen items in his truck and while in route, he transferred them to an accomplice. The accomplice would take the boxes home, inventory the contents and pay cash for the merchandise, police said.
Jellow told police that he began selling the packages when he fell behind on child support payments in late May. He is being charged with trafficking in stolen property and theft-control of stolen property.