MORENO VALLEY ( — An employee at the Amazon Fulfillment Center in Moreno Valley was in custody Tuesday, suspected of stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars in jewelry and other items intended for online shoppers.

Miguel Angel Verdin, 40, of Moreno Valley was being held on $250,000 bail, after the San Bernardino County sheriff’s burglary suppression team and loss prevention employees from the distribution center determined that he stole merchandise on numerous occasions, dating back to 2014, sheriff’s Sgt. Aaron Kent said.

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Verdin was taken into custody at about 4 p.m. Monday at the distribution center in the 24000 block of San Michele Road. He is scheduled to make his first court appearance on Wednesday.

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A search of Verdin’s car and his home in the 13000 block of Black Elm Court turned up a stash of stolen property, including diamond rings, watches and other merchandise valued more than $250,000, Kent said.

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