CRIME

3 workers arrested in package thefts from UPS center

Police say three workers have been arrested on embezzlement charges in the theft of commercial packages from a United Parcel Services center in south Mississippi.

Gulfport Police Sgt. Joshua Bromen says managers of the UPS Customer Center reported the thefts to investigators.

The suspects — 22-year-old Keith Johnson, 30-year-old Heather Yost and 25-year-old Deshun Hawthorne — were arrested and jailed Tuesday. Bromen says all three of the suspects were UPS line workers.

A judge initially set each of their bonds at $30,000, but Yost's bond was reduced to $10,000 at her initial court appearance.

The Sun Herald (http://bit.ly/2kN9u0W ) reports that a UPS representative couldn't immediately be reached for comment.

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Information from: The Sun Herald, http://www.sunherald.com