Stolen cell phone leads to arrest of FedEx worker at Indy hub

Police: Employee admitted taking phone

INDIANAPOLIS - A FedEx worker was arrested after internal security officers say he was caught stealing a cell phone from a package.

Indianapolis Metropolitan Police arrested the worker Tuesday morning at the FedEx shipping facility on Producer's Drive near Indianapolis International Airport.

A corporate security officer called police after he reported catching 20-year-old employee Charles Brown of East 36th Place swiping a cell phone and charger from a box that was passing through the facility.

Police arrived and read Brown his rights, and officers wrote in their report that he admitted putting the phone and charger in his pocket.

Brown told officers he knew it was wrong, but he claimed the box had broken open so he took the phone for himself, according to the arrest report.

The Alltell phone and charger were valued at $100.

Brown was booked into jail on felony charges of theft and receiving stolen property.

A call to FedEx corporate offices for comment was not immediately returned.

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