Man steals thousands from Nike by stuffing the merchandise down his pants

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Markell Fossett
Markell Fossett

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A local Memphian was arrested for stealing thousands from the Nike store on Winchester by stuffing the merchandise down his pants.

According to the affidavit, 20-year-old Markell Fossett was taken into custody after the Nike Asset Protection Investigator contacted law enforcement saying the former employee had stolen more than $9,225 worth in shoes.

Fossett reportedly told the Nike investigator ever since February 2015 he would take shoes from the store, put them down his pants one at a time, and then walk them out to his car in the parking lot.

He reportedly did this three times a day until he was let go in June 2015.

In all, Nike said they lost 205 pairs of shoes.

Fossett was arrested and charged with theft of property $1,000-$10,000.

He was scheduled to be back in court on Wednesday.

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