Postal employee sentenced for stealing consoles from the mail

Federal prosecutors introduced Wednesday {that a} U.S. Postal Service supervisor had been sentenced in a case involving consoles stolen from the mail throughout 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 dwelling 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 units,” in addition to an Apple iPhone and laptop.

Deura additionally stole packages containing footwear and clothes; after an investigation by the Postal Service’s Inspector Normal, 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.

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

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