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A UPS cargo worker has been arrested in Phoenix, Ariz., after allegedly stealing a package containing a diamond worth $160,000. Walter Earl Morrison, 20, had thought the package contained cash as he unloaded it from a plane, and tucked it under his shirt. When he later found it contained a diamond, he traded it — for $20 worth of marijuana. The diamond was recovered and delivered, UPS says. Morrison has been charged with felony theft, and fired from the parcel company. House of Diamonds owner Brent Taubman noted that “Any single stone over $100,000 is an expensive stone.” (RC/KNXV Phoenix) ...It’s that sort of penetrating analysis that makes it worth news reporters’ time to seek out expert comment.
Original Publication Date: 26 October 2014
This story is in True’s book collections, in Volume 21.

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