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3 UPS employees accused of stealing packages

Deshun Hawthorne (Photo source: Gulfport Police Department) Deshun Hawthorne (Photo source: Gulfport Police Department)
Heather Yost (Photo source: Gulfport Police Department) Heather Yost (Photo source: Gulfport Police Department)
Keith Johnson (Photo source: Gulfport Police Department) Keith Johnson (Photo source: Gulfport Police Department)
GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) -

Gulfport police have arrested three UPS employees accused of stealing packages from the customer center on 34th St.

Sgt. Joshua Bromen said Keith Johnson, 22, Deshun Hawthorne, 25, and Heather Yost, 30, are charged with embezzlement.

Bromen said the management at the UPS Customer Center told police about the alleged embezzlement. Investigators said the trio has been stealing packages over the past month and a half.

Warrants were issued for Johnson, Hawthorne, and Yost and they were arrested without incident Tuesday, Bromen said. Their bonds were set at $30,000.

A UPS spokeswoman said Johnson, Hawthorne, and Yost are no longer employed by the company, and UPS is working with Gulfport police on the investigation.

Bromen said this is an ongoing investigation and more arrests are expected. If you have any information that could help investigators, please contact the police department at 228-896-5959 or Crime Stoppers at 1-877-787-5898.

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