North Carolina Men Charged With Taking $50k in Socks

September 17, 2013

Two Greensboro, N.C., men have been arrested and charged with taking $50,000 worth of socks from a HanesBrands Inc. distribution center in Kernersville.

The arrests were part of an investigation of the loss of about $2 million in merchandise in the last two years, Kernersville police said.

Byron Keith Kearney, 48, and Henry Gerard Jackson, 32, were arrested Sunday and charged with felony larceny and felony breaking and entering.

Lt. John Shelor said officers had been working with the company’s loss prevention department.

HanesBrands Inc. was conducting a surveillance operation Sunday morning and three suspects were seen on camera at the facility.

Shelor said a gate guard let two men in a large truck into the facility. The two men left with a truckload of socks and were stopped a short time later near Business Interstate 40.

Police think the socks were being sold to another person who was then selling them at flea markets.

It was not clear if the men have legal representation.

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