An Amazon employee apparently sent customers empty boxes while stealing thousands of dollars worth of items

A former Amazon employee has been accused of stealing nearly $4,000 of merchandise and gift cards and sent customers empty boxes. 

Elvis Edgardo Soto apparently took items off the packaging line at a fulfillment center in Florida where he worked. 

Some of the stolen items included several iPhone cases, eyebrow pomade and a toy pony among other things, according to the Orlando Sentinel. 

He was found out after a loss prevention officer for the company noticed several gift cards were suspiciously redeemed that were linked to Soto. 

Soto has been released on $500 bond and faces a felony third-degree grand theft charge. 

An Amazon PR manager confirmed that he no longer worked for the company. 

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Employees at work during the visit by the French president to the Amazon factory in Boves, near Amiens, northern France on October 3, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / Yoan VALAT (Photo credit should read YOAN VALAT/AFP/Getty Images)
Employees at work during the visit by the French president to the Amazon factory in Boves, near Amiens, northern France on October 3, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / Yoan VALAT (Photo credit should read YOAN VALAT/AFP/Getty Images)
An interior view of the Amazon factory in Boves, near Amiens, northern France on October 3, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / Yoan VALAT (Photo credit should read YOAN VALAT/AFP/Getty Images)
Employees at work during the visit by the French president to the Amazon factory in Boves, near Amiens, northern France on October 3, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / Yoan VALAT (Photo credit should read YOAN VALAT/AFP/Getty Images)
An interior view of the Amazon factory in Boves, near Amiens, northern France on October 3, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / Yoan VALAT (Photo credit should read YOAN VALAT/AFP/Getty Images)
Workers are seen in the Amazon.co.uk warehouse in Milton Keynes, north of London November 17, 2006. REUTERS/Dylan Martinez (BRITAIN)
General scenes inside the Amazon Fulfillment center in Robbinsville Township, N.J., Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017. Amazon held a nation-wide job fair at its warehouses on Aug. 2. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
General scenes inside the Amazon Fulfillment center in Robbinsville Township, N.J., Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017. Amazon held a nation-wide job fair at its warehouses on Aug. 2. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
General scenes inside the Amazon Fulfillment center in Robbinsville Township, N.J., Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017. Amazon held a nation-wide job fair at its warehouses on Aug. 2. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
An item sits on a shelf inside the Amazon Fulfillment center in Robbinsville Township, N.J., Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017. Amazon held a nation-wide job fair at its warehouses on Aug. 2. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
In this photo made Monday, Nov. 16, 2009, packages move along a conveyor system to outgoing truck for final shipment inside the 800,000 sq. ft. Amazon.com warehouse, in Goodyear, Ariz. Online retailers have bumped back deadlines and are offering deals on express shipping after weekend snowstorms kept holiday shoppers home in large areas of the East Coast. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
General scenes inside the Amazon Fulfillment center in Robbinsville Township, N.J., Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017. Amazon held a nation-wide job fair at its warehouses on Aug. 2. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
During a tour, job candidates watch as a robot carries packages inside the Amazon fulfillment center in Robbinsville, N.J., at the company's job fair, Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017. Amazon plans to make thousands of job offers on the spot at nearly a dozen U.S. warehouses. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
FILE - In this Nov. 16, 2009 file photo, Stephen Guymon, left, of Twin Falls, Idaho, and Sanferd Glasses, of Kayenta, Ariz., separate packed boxes for final shipping inside the 800,000 sq. ft. Amazon.com warehouse in Goodyear, Ariz. Amazon.com Inc., reports quarterly earnings after the market close Thursday, Jan. 28, 2010.(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, file)
FILE - In this file photo made Monday, Nov. 16, 2009, packages move along a conveyor system to outgoing truck for final shipment inside the 800,000 sq. ft. Amazon.com warehouse, in Goodyear, Ariz. Online retailer Amazon.com Inc. said Tuesday, April 20, 2010, it's taking a stand for free speech by fighting North Carolina tax authorities hunting for the names and addresses of people who bought about 50 million books, movies and other items since 2003.(AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, file)
In this photo made Monday, Nov. 16, 2009, a shipment picker, Marcus Marintez, of Phoenix, pulls items for shipment inside the 800,000 sq. ft. Amazon.com warehouse in Goodyear, Ariz. Online retailers hope the Web's convenience factor, plus discounts and deals, spur still-nervous shoppers to spend more on the Web this holiday season _ even as traditional retailers brace for mediocre sales. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
Julio Guerrero, of Phoenix, carefully packs an outgoing truck inside the 800,000 sq. ft. Amazon.com warehouse, Monday, Nov. 16, 2009, in Goodyear, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
General scenes inside the Amazon Fulfillment center in Robbinsville Township, N.J., Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017. Amazon held a nation-wide job fair at its warehouses on Aug. 2. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
An Amazon.com shipment picker walks between pallets inside the 800,000 sq. ft. Amazon.com warehouse, Monday, Nov. 16, 2009, in Goodyear, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
Forklift operators are on the move to get pallets inside the 800,000 sq. ft. Amazon.com warehouse, Monday, Nov. 16, 2009, in Goodyear, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)
File-In this Monday, Nov. 16, 2009 file photo, a view inside the 800,000 sq. ft. Amazon.com distribution and fulfillment center warehouse in Goodyear, Ariz. Amazon.com Inc. says it is adding 7,000 jobs in 13 states, beefing up staff at the warehouses where it fills orders, and in its customer service division. The company says it will add 5,000 full-time jobs at its U.S. distribution centers, which currently employ about 20,000 workers who pack and ship customer orders. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
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