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Former UPS employee accused of stealing Apple Watches

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Tyler Griffin (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections) Tyler Griffin (Source: Louisville Metro Corrections)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Shively Police say they've arrested a former UPS employee for stealing Apple Watches from a delivery truck last December.

According to an arrest warrant, 22-year-old Tyler Griffin was employed as a helper on a UPS delivery truck from Dec. 13 to Dec. 21. It was a seasonal employee position. 

During that time, police say several customers contacted UPS to say their Apple Watches were never delivered. A UPS internal investigation revealed that the failed deliveries were all traced back to the delivery truck Griffin was working on.

Police say Griffin pawned one of the stolen watches at Cash America, where they obtained a transaction ticket containing a copy of Griffin's driver's license and a description of the stolen property, including the serial number.

According to the arrest warrant, Griffin had also registered one of the stolen Apple Watches to his Apple account, and another to his girlfriend's account.

Police say none of the stolen Apple Watches were recovered, and the loss totaled $1,107.

A warrant was issued for Griffin's arrest on Thursday, April 27. He was taken into custody on Tuesday, Aug. 1. 

Griffin is charged with theft by unlawful taking.

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