Austin Fink

Police: Walmart employee steals $9,000 worth of cellphones

Austin Fink, 25, of Middletown, was charged with theft, a fourth-degree felony, and transported to the Middletown City Jail. His preliminary hearing is set for Monday in Middletown Municipal Court.

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Police were called to Walmart on Sunday evening by a loss prevention employee who said Fink admitted to stealing cell phones over the past few months, the report read.

Loss prevention told police that empty phone boxes were found in the store. After viewing video surveillance, it was determined Fink allegedly stole the items.

Fink told a Walmart employee he stole nine items, totalling $8,899. The items included six iPhones, two Samsungs, a Galaxy 8, and a Samsung Note 8.

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