Former FedEx worker indicted after trying to take gold bars from sorting facility

A FedEx worker in Tennessee is accused of taking gold bullion bars from the package sorting facility.

Darrel Parker was indicted for felony theft over $10,000 after security officers found eight thin gold bullion bars from a FedEx shipment hidden in his wallet as he was leaving work, said Shelby County Dist. Atty. Gen. Amy Weirich.

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The theft happened in December 2017.

Investigators said Parker was working in the FedEx package sorting facility on Democrat Road when he took the bars from a package and tried to leave work.

Security officers at the screening area noticed a dark object in his wallet and discovered the bars.

They were small, weighing 37.5 grams each.

The total value of the bars is estimated at more than $12,000.

Parker was fired.

He is currently free on $3,000 bond.

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