Phony FedEx Worker Steals From Jewerly Store

Discussion in 'FedEx Discussions' started by RTURNSONLY, Jan 11, 2013.



    Wonder how many times this will happen to a jewerly store. It already happened to 2 Jared stores in my town and now they ask everyone for work IDs, even the regular courier, before releasing their packages.

    Phony Fed Ex Worker Steals Jewels From Manhattan Store

    By Rob Bates, Senior Editor
    Posted on January 11, 2013

    In December, a New York City jeweler was victimized by a rare but not-unheard-of scam: He gave jewelry to a phony delivery person.

    According to the Jewelers’ Security Alliance, a woman dressed in a Federal Express uniform entered a jewelry store on the Upper East Side of Manhattan around normal pickup time and asked if there were any packages to be shipped. The manager gave her two packages, and the woman left, without scanning the items.

    About a half hour later, the store’s regular FedEx person arrived and the store realized they had been robbed. It’s possible, says JSA, that the thief formerly worked for FedEx.

    “We have seen this before, but not for a couple of years,” says John Kennedy, president of the Jewelers’ Security Alliance. “There are a lot of old delivery uniforms floating around and people buy uniforms at Goodwill.”

    JSA offers the following advice for jewelers regarding deliveries to couriers:

    • Get to know your regular delivery person. If they are out, ask for ID. “Make sure they are who they are say they are,” he says.

    • If you are suspicious, call the delivery company to verity their identity.

    • See that packages are scanned before they leave your premises.

    • Make sure every employee knows the proper procedures regarding pickups and deliveries by couriers.
  2. MrFedEx

    MrFedEx Engorged Member

    Easy to get authentic uniform items from eBay or even thrift stores. Company doesn't police uniforms, but they should. Maybe it's a real FedEx employee pretending to be a phony FedEx employee stealing enough money to pay for their health care deductible.
  3. Myort

    Myort Member

    I always scan packages for jewlrey stores in front of the customer. They are usually watching for you to do that.


    I remember back in the day at the ramp we got Zales cans every night. One night this guy got into the can and started opening boxes when a security pack exploded on him, so he ran into the bathroom a nice bright smurf blue. Even funnier, he tried to deny it, with all that dye all over him. And before that, during the Brown Out, we had some temps take a break, go rob a liquor store and then come back to was pretty awesome when the cops showed up.
  5. vantexan

    vantexan Well-Known Member

    She got there a half hour early. FedEx should offer her a job.
  6. globeman15

    globeman15 New Member

    This happens with any company, whether theft is caused by the customers pocketing items in a retail store or working in the finance industry and moving money from places it shouldn't have been.
  7. globeman15

    globeman15 New Member

    LOL. Seriously.
  8. Mr. 7

    Mr. 7 The monkey on the left.

    That's hilarious.

    I don't.