Postal employee sentenced for stealing consoles from the mail

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Postal worker sentenced for stealing consoles from the mail

Federal prosecutors announced Wednesday {that a} U.S. Postal Service supervisor had been sentenced in a case involving consoles stolen from the mail through the spring.

Zoheb A. Deura, 34, of Derby, Connecticut, was fined $20,000 and sentenced to 3 years’ probation, the primary 9 months of which he should serve in residence confinement. He pleaded responsible in October to the theft, between February and April 2020, of quite a few packages, together with ones containing “PlayStation and Nintendo gaming devices,” in addition to an Apple iPhone and pc.

Deura additionally stole packages containing footwear and clothes; after an investigation by the Postal Service’s Inspector General, Deura was charged and pleaded responsible on Oct. 21 to embezzlement of mail by a Postal Service worker. Deura has since resigned from the Postal Service.

Although Deura’s crimes predate the cargo and launch of the PlayStation 5, the information should resonate with those that have discovered the console onerous to return by. Anecdotal accounts of PS5s stolen in transit surfaced within the information shortly after the console’s launch in early November. Amazon began an investigation in the U.K. after a number of clients there stated their console bins arrived full of cat meals, home equipment, or different junk they hadn’t ordered.

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