Nashville FedEx employee accused of stealing $20K in gift cards

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — A Nashville FedEx employee has been charged after investigators said he stole a package containing 40 gift cards valued at $20,000.

An arrest warrant states a tracking number on the package, which was mailed at the end of March from a location on Kraft Drive, showed it was picked up by FedEx, but was never scanned at another location.

Aric Cason was a FedEx employee with access to the package while it was at the facility on Athens Way, according to the police report.

Aric Cason (Courtesy: Metro Nashville Police Department)

Detectives said they obtained surveillance video that showed the 35-year-old using the gift cards at multiple locations.

Nearly $6,700 of the $20,000 had been used, when the cards were deactivated, the warrant reveals.

When Cason was questioned, police said he explained it must have been a “mix up” with his own credit card.

He was arrested and booked into the Metro jail early Thursday morning on a charge of felony theft. He was released a short time later on a $7,500 bond.

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