UPS Workers Charged in Ticket Theft

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

A UPS spokesman said three employees who worked at the UPS Center in Tuscaloosa were charged with stealing University of Alabama football tickets from customers. The company said all three were fired for their alleged involvement.

Tuscaloosa Police Chief Ken Swindle said a ticket broker purchased the tickets from one of the individuals and then sold them to someone else.

When the buyer presented the ticket at a recent game he was questioned by UA ticket officials. Swindle said UPS launched an investigation and notified police.

Darryl James Crawford and Velmer Mallisham were each charged with theft of property on September 17. Their bonds were set at $20,000 and $15,000, respectively.

Another individual turned himself in Monday. Brooks Thomas was charged with receiving stolen property. His bail was set at $10,000.

Swindle said the University sent replacement tickets to those who did not receive the tickets.

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