Police: Worker sent cell phones, tablets to vacant homes to resell
BY BRIAN STANLEY firstname.lastname@example.org December 20, 2012 12:48PM
Mary T. Samy
Updated: January 22, 2013 6:25AM
BOLINGBROOK — Police say a shipping employee misdirected more than $100,000 worth of cell phones and electronics to re-sell them.
Lt. Mike Rompa said security at a distribution facility for U.S. Cellular, 245 W. Crossroads, contacted police Dec. 8 to report the actions of Mary T. Samy, 27.
Rompa said Samy sent “large quantities” of cell phones and Samsung tablets to vacant homes in Wisconsin, including a $40,000 shipment to a public housing unit in Wisconsin.
Samy, of 301 Malibu Drive, was arrested on a charge of theft and remained in the county jail until Monday when she posted $2,500 bond. Jail records indicate Samy is also out on bond for a November arrest for misdemeanor marijuana possession.