LEE COUNTY, Fla. -- Investigators with the Lee County Sheriff's Office discovered a garage packed with thousands of stolen Amazon.com orders while serving a search warrant Friday.
According to LCSO, an investigation involving several specialty units began in early July. The cargo belonged to Amazon.com and the value was estimated to be $121,000.
After working with corporate security investigators from JB Hunt Security, LCSO Auto Theft Detectives determined this load was possibly still in the area. The suspect attempted to extort additional funds from JB Hunt during this process.
A search warrant was served Friday at the suspect's home. The stolen merchandise, which was compiled of single orders from several thousand Amazon.com customers, was later located in the garage, which was was literally stacked floor-to-ceiling with Amazon containers.
The suspect, 36-year-old Julio Hernandez, a driver for a subcontracted transport company, was charged with one count of cargo theft and one count of extortion.