T.J. Maxx employees accused of stealing merchandise

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Pictured: Scott Sullivan, James Sullivan, Malissa Hughes Courtesy: Vanderburgh County Detention Center

EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) – Three employees at the TJ Maxx Distribution Center in Evansville are arrested on theft charges.

Police say Scott Sullivan, 37, James Sullivan, 52, and Malissa Hughes, 37, are accused of stealing $400 in merchandise per day since October.

According to the police affidavit, says TJ Maxx’s parent company, TJX Company, started investigating when shipments arrived at their destinations with products missing.

Investigators say the shipments were assigned to Scott and James Sullivan, whose job is to loand and unload freight. TJX Company says the two are not supposed to open the content of freight they are loading and must reseal any open or damaged boxes.

Investigators began monitoring the two via surveillance cameras and began noticing the two opening shipping boxes and removing merchandise. When they left the building for breaks, meals, or shift changes, they would reportedly take the items and put them in Hughes’s vehicle.

The three were booked into the Vanderburgh County Detention Center late Wednesday night.

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(This story was originally published on December 5, 2019)

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