Monday, August 29, 2005

Postal workers charged with theft of Netflix DVDs

Via the Detroit News:

Assistant U.S. Attorney Jennifer Gorland, chief of general crimes in Detroit, said her office has prosecuted two postal employees in the last year for stealing DVDs from the Internet video rental company Netflix.

"The Postal Service takes very seriously the theft of all mail. It is a zero-tolerance policy," Gorland said, "whether it's coupons or checks."

More than 690 million pieces of mail handled by the U.S. Postal Service travel across the country every day.

William Wrack admitted to stealing more than 400 DVDs over a three-month period worth $8,840 that were destined for delivery to about 122 customers in southeast Michigan. He pleaded guilty in May was sentenced by U.S. District Judge John Feikens to two years probation and ordered to pay $1,100 in fines and costs.

1 comment:

  1. Wow, $1,100 fine for 400 DVD's. Thats $2.75 per disc. I would say thats a pretty good deal. Well OK, apart from the arrest, conviction, and no job that is.