A former Amazon warehouse manager on Jan. 28 pleaded guilty to stealing more than $273,000 worth of merchandise from the company’s facility in Charlotte, N.C.
The U.S. Department of Justice said that a 27-year-old operations manager used his access to the company’s computers to target certain merchandise.
In particular, the man targeted computer parts, such as internal hard drives, processors and graphic processing units.
He then shipped those items from the warehouse to his home.
The DOJ said the man admitted in court that he then sold the stolen goods for profit to a computer wholesale company in California.
The man pleaded guilty to mail fraud, which has a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. Sentencing hadn’t been set as of Jan. 28.