(SHELBY COUNTY D.A. NEWS RELEASE) – A FedEx hub worker wasindicted Tuesday for felony theft over $10,000 after security officers foundeight thin gold bullion bars from a FedEx shipment hidden in his wallet as hewas leaving work, said Shelby County Dist. Atty. Gen. Amy Weirich.
Defendant Darrel Parker, 50, is free on $3,000 bond.
According to investigators, on Dec. 5, 2017, Parker was working inthe FedEx package sorting facility on Democrat Road when he took the bars froma package and tried to leave work.
Security officers at the screening area noticed a dark object inhis wallet and discovered the bars which weigh 37.5 grams each and have a totalvalue estimated at more than $12,000.
Parker was terminated from his job.
The case is being handled by Asst. Dist. Atty. J. D. Hamblen ofthe District Attorney’s Vertical Team 5 which prosecutes cases in GeneralSessions Division 13 and Criminal Court Division 9.