Postal worker sentenced for stealing consoles from the mail

Federal district attorneys revealed Wednesday that a U.S. Postal Service manager had actually been sentenced in a case including consoles taken from the mail throughout the spring.

Zoheb A. Deura, 34, of Derby, Connecticut, was fined $20,000 and sentenced to 3 years’ probation, the very first 9 months of which he should serve in house confinement. He pleaded guilty in October to the theft, in between February and April 2020, of many bundles, consisting of ones consisting of “PlayStation and Nintendo gaming devices,” along with an Apple iPhone and computer system.

Deura likewise took bundles consisting of shoes and clothes; after an examination by the Postal Service’s Inspector General, Deura was charged and pleaded guilty on Oct. 21 to embezzlement of mail by a Postal Service worker. Deura has actually given that resigned from the Postal Service.

Although Deura’s criminal offenses precede the delivery and launch of the PlayStation 5, the news might still resonate with those who have actually discovered the console tough to come by. Anecdotal accounts of PS5s taken in transit emerged in the news quickly after the console’s launch in early November. Amazon started an examination in the U.K. after a number of clients there stated their console boxes got here filled with feline food, devices, or other scrap they hadn’t purchased.

Jobber Wiki author Frank Long contributed to this report.