Syracuse UPS worker charged with stealing numerous cell phones from packages

Demetrius Wilson, a UPS worker, has been charged with stealing numerous packages (DeWitt Police)

A Syracuse UPS worker has been arrested for allegedly ripping open packages and stealing numerous cell phones.

According to DeWitt Police, officers responded to the UPS located at 6946 Northern Blvd. in the Town of DeWitt on May 16 in regards to a larceny investigation.

In court documents obtained by CNYCentral, Demetrius J. Wilson, 24, of Syracuse, was regularly scheduled to work the Syracuse to Dallas feeder. The documents alleged that Wilson stole a total of 11 cell phones, which have a total value of $7,700.

Wilson allegedly did this while employed by UPS by by cutting open packages and removing the cell phones.

An investigation revealed that seven damaged boxes were located and seven stolen cell phones were located in Wilson's jacket pocket.

Police said three more cell phones were located at his residence and recovered.

Documents said Wilson told police that he had sold two other stolen cell phones. Police said a total of 19 UPS shipping boxes were intentionally damaged.

Wilson was charged with grand larceny in the third degree and criminal mischief in the fourth degree.

Wilson was lodged at the Onondaga County Justice Center pending arraignment.

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