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Police: FedEx worker diverted packages to mom’s house

September 20, 2018

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Police in Connecticut say a FedEx worker diverted $2,800 worth of shipped items, including two assault-style rifles, to his mother’s home.

The Journal Inquirer reports that 31-year-old Marlon Hamilton is facing 46 charges, including identity theft, forgery and stealing a firearm.

Police say Hamilton printed fake shipping labels and attached them to the packages he wanted from the Willington facility.

Authorities say he had guns, electronics and music equipment shipped to his mother’s Hartford home. Hamilton’s mother had no knowledge of the scheme.

Police were tipped off when a sporting goods company reported it had never received two rifles it had ordered.

Hamilton blamed a co-worker, but police say that co-worker doesn’t exist.

The guns haven’t been located.

Hamilton was held on $400,000 bond. No defense lawyer was listed in judicial records.

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Information from: Journal Inquirer, http://www.journalinquirer.com

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