Ex USPS Worker Admits To Theft Of GameFly Games

on October 16, 2009 8:55 PM

This case gives a new meaning to an item being lost in the mail. It seems that Ex USPS Mail Carrier Reginald, 34, admitted in Federal District Court to stealing 2200 GameFly envelopes. The said offense happened between April and September 2008 and amounted to $86,000 in losses.

In 2007, lost GameFly mailers were reported in the Philadelphia area, and in September 2008, a surveillance operation was used to find Reginald as the culprit. Later that day, Federal Agents attempted to arrest Johnson in the parking lot, but Johnson sped off and later crashed his SUV. He then fled on foot with a duffel bag, which was recovered and searched. A backpack was also found in his SUV, the duffel contained 81 GF Mailers and the backpack contained 79 more. Also, there were receipts from GameStop, which showed that Johnson was selling the games that he was stealing.

Johnson will be receiving 12 to 18 months of incarceration for the offenses. Sentencing is set for January 13.

[via Philly.com]

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