Police Arrest man who stole $1.5 million NBA Superstar’s new Nike shoes

Charles Jennings made away with the new 7,500 Nike shoe pairs and sold them in black market

A Memphis cargo driver has been charged with theft for stealing 7,500 pairs of Nike shoes worth $1.5 million, belonging to Cleveland Cavaliers star, Lebron James.

The man, Charles Jennings used his work ID to gain entrance into the secure lot of cargo transportation company Intermodal Cartage Group and then made away with the shoes which were yet to hit the market, sometime in November.

The matter only came to the fore when he appeared in court on Monday.

The company reported the missing cargo truck to a special task force that includes the FBI, which then sprang into action and arrested Mr Jennings who had already started selling the shoes on November 14.

"He had a pretty good idea what he had.

"They were Nikes and they were more valuable in that they hadn't been released yet," Mark Dunbar, Sheriff chief assistant said.

He, however was granted bail on $75,000 bond and will appear next in court next year January.

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