FedEx worker admits to stealing thousands in Apple products

James Lewis (Provided Photo/ IMPD)

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) – Indianapolis Metropolitan Police officers confirm they arrested a FedEx worker for stealing more than $100,000 worth of Apple products.

Police say they were called to the warehouse in the 4700 block of Decatur Boulevard Thursday afternoon in reference to a theft.

A security investigator at the warehouse had been investigating another employee for theft. The investigator interviewed James Lewis who confessed to stealing one or two Apple items a week. Lewis said he did so to support his family.

Lewis said the stolen items included about 50 iPads, 50 iPhones, 20 Macbook pros, and five iPod touches.

Officers later arrested Lewis and confiscated the stolen items.

24-Hour News 8, went to James Lewis’ home his shutters were down and no one answered the door. We did receive a statement from FedEx about this investigation:

We can confirm that a FedEx Freight employee was arrested in connection with an alleged theft. Our security personnel notified local police, and we are continuing our internal investigation as well. We take this matter very seriously, and will take appropriate action in accordance with our organization’s policies and procedures. We have also communicated with the customer whose freight was involved. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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