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Suspects arrested in UPS shipping ring bust to appear in court

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- The suspects busted in connection to a UPS shipping ring here in Memphis are scheduled to be in court on Friday.

Jasmine Ashford, Roosevelt Curry, Kanisha Halmon Davis and Toriisha Mobley were all taken into custody on Wednesday.

The Memphis Police Department's Cargo Theft Task Force said Ashford, Curry and Davis relabeled 17 boxes, rerouting them to either a home on Lowrance or Brompton roads.

Each of the boxes were filled with cellphones and accessories worth $79,000.

One neighbor said it appeared authorities found some of the boxes when they raided the home on Lowrance.

"They was all unmarked cars, probably 12 to 13 cars on both sides of the street," said James Myers. "I saw them bringing [out] boxes, putting them on the back of a truck."

He also told WREG he regularly sees UPS trucks at the home

Police charged Ashford, Curry and Davis with theft valuing between $60,000 and $250,000.

According to police, Ashford, 19, lives at the Lowrance Road address and Curry, 25, lives at the Brompton Road address.

Police also said they arrested Toriisha Mobley, 25, for making a false offense report.

No one at either home wanted to comment to WREG.

WREG contacted UPS Thursday afternoon to find out if any of the suspects work for the shipping company or if they have any comment on the case but did not hear back. 

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