FedEx employee charged after allegedly stealing more than $99K worth of gold coins from package

Jordan Hamilton, of Wilmington, Delaware, turned himself in and has since been released on bail

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NEW CASTLE, Del. (WPVI) -- A FedEx employee in Delaware has been arrested on firearm and felony theft charges.

New Castle police said 27-year-old Jordan Hamilton, of Wilmington, was arrested for allegedly stealing over $99,000 worth of gold coins from a package.

New Castle police said 27-year-old Jordan Hamilton, of Wilmington, was arrested for allegedly stealing over $99,000 worth of gold coins from a package.
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Police said they began investigating Hamilton in September and were able to execute a search warrant on his home, where they found stolen gold and silver.

Police also found several firearms, including a 12-gauge shotgun with an "obliterated" serial number, as well as a 9mm handgun that was also reported stolen out of Philadelphia.

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New Castle Police Department

Hamilton is facing multiple charges, including felony theft of property valued greater than $50,000.

He turned himself in on Nov. 10. His bail was set at $21,000 unsecured and he was later released.

FedEx released this statement to Action News on Hamilton's arrest: "The safety and security of our customers' shipments is a top priority, and we do not tolerate the use of our network for illegal purposes. We have fully cooperated with authorities in this investigation."