Po­lice: at least 2 men stole $90,000 worth of di­a­pers

The Mercury (Pottstown, PA) - - NEWS -

PROV­I­DENCE, R.I. >> Two Rhode Is­land men have been ar­rested in connection with the theft of $90,000 worth of di­a­pers.

Po­lice say 59-year-old Aubrey Bet­tis, of Prov­i­dence, was sup­posed to drive a truck­load of di­a­pers from Penn­syl­va­nia to an Ama­zon dis­tri­bu­tion fa­cil­ity in Fall River, Mass. ear­lier this month. In­stead, po­lice say he sold the di­a­pers in Rhode Is­land and aban­doned the truck.

Bet­tis and 41-year-old Da­mon Martin, of Coven­try, were ar­raigned in District Court Thurs­day and re­leased pend­ing their next court date. They face lar­ceny over $1,500 and other charges. A lawyer for one of the men didn’t im­me­di­ately com­ment.

Po­lice re­cov­ered about 800 boxes of di­a­pers but an ad­di­tional 1,200 boxes are still miss­ing. Each box holds about 100 di­a­pers and sells for roughly $40 in re­tail stores.

Po­lice are also seek­ing a third sus­pect.

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