Two Arrested In Amazon Diaper Theft
Rhode Island State Police arrested two people in connection with the theft of 2,000 boxes of diapers scheduled to be delivered to the Amazon distribution center in Fall River.
According to CBS Boston, $90,000 worth of diapers were stolen en route to the Fall River center by the driver hired to deliver them.
59-year-old Aubrey Bettis, of Providence was hired to deliver a truckload of diapers earlier this month, but instead stole the diapers in Rhode Island and left the truck.
Bettis and 41-year-old Damon Martin, of Coventry, were arrested on Thursday and have been charged with larceny over $1,500 and other charges.
A third suspect is reportedly still at large.
Police are also still searching for over a thousand boxes of the stolen diapers. 800 boxes were recovered from an empty storefront in Providence, but 1200 boxes are still missing.
Each box holds about 100 diapers and retails for around $40.