Four people have been charged in connection with a major cargo theft scheme in Texas.
On September 8, 2022, Antonio Marcell Lewis, 41, Samuel Earl Lewis, 36, Aaron Lincoln, 43, and Ricka Smith, 37, were charged with conspiracy to steal an interstate shipment.
according to a press release Antonio Lewis and Lincoln of the US Attorney for the Northern District of Texas both worked as shipping and receiving clerks for a department store distribution center in Corsicana. The two allegedly stole fitness trackers and supplies destined for retail stores, unloaded them by pallets from cargo trailers and placed them near the facility’s loading docks.
Smith, a truck driver, reportedly parked her vehicle near the loading docks so that Antonio Lewis and Lincoln could load fitness trackers onto their truck.
Authorities say Smith would later meet with Antonio Lewis and his brother Samuel Lewis to unload the trackers. The brothers would then sell the fitness trackers to unauthorized dealers.
The program reportedly took place over a four-month period and earned participants more than $425,000.
If convicted, each defendant faces up to five years in prison.
The investigation was conducted by the Dallas Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigations.