Charlotte man pleads guilty to stealing $273K in goods while working for Amazon

CHARLOTTE — A former manager at an Amazon warehouse in Charlotte stole more than $273,000 in merchandise during a 15 month span, according to a release from the U.S. Attorney’s office for the Western District of North Carolina. On Friday, he pleaded guilty to his crime.

Douglas Wright Jr., 27, accepted the charge of mail fraud in the extensive scheme to steal from his employer.

From June 2020 to September 2021, Wright misused his position as an operations manager at a local Amazon warehouse to access the company’s computers and send merchandise to his home address, court documents said.

Wright targeted specific products, particularly computer parts like internal hard drives, processors and graphic processing units. Wright told the court he would then sell the stolen merchandise for a profit to a computer wholesale company in California.

Wright’s sentencing date has not yet been set.

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