A former DHL employee in Memphis has been charged with stealing $60,000 worth of Nike merchandise.
Chamon Davis was arrested on Tuesday following a Nike investigation that revealed her scheme, according to local news channel WREG. Police say they used duplicate tracking numbers to have the items shipped to a different address, and Davis has already confessed to the crime. Davis was released from jail on Tuesday after being charged with theft of property, and she is due back in court later this month.
About $10,000 worth of goods that were due for delivery on Monday have been collected, while the rest has yet to be accounted for. It’s also unclear how long Nike had been investigating the thefts in Memphis, where the company’s main US distribution center is also located.
Wondering where your sneakers went? — Reports of theft during the shipping process aren’t uncommon for sneakerheads, though they’re usually anecdotal.
A sneaker shop in Jacksonville, Florida, however, had to cancel the release of the coveted Nike SB Dunk Low “Mummy” in October after its entire stock of shoes was stolen. The store’s Instagram page said the shipment was slipped somewhere between Nike’s warehouses and the FedEx fulfillment center.
Many people have also reported having their Nike shipments stolen while in the hands of FedEx, including high-profile versions of the Off-White Dunk Low and Fragment x Travis Scott’s Air Jordan 1. Nike did not respond to Grab‘s request for comment on how it plans to respond to accusations of theft, while FedEx only said that “the safety and security of our customers’ shipments is a top priority and we are investigating these allegations”.