Postal employee sentenced for stealing consoles from the mail

Federal prosecutors introduced Wednesday {that a} U.S. Postal Carrier manager were sentenced in a case involving consoles stolen from the mail throughout the spring.

Zoheb A. Deura, 34, of Derby, Connecticut, was once fined $20,000 and sentenced to 3 years’ probation, the primary 9 months of which he should serve in house confinement. He pleaded accountable in October to the robbery, between February and April 2020, of a large number of programs, together with ones containing “PlayStation and Nintendo gaming units,” in addition to an Apple iPhone and laptop.

Deura additionally stole programs containing sneakers and clothes; after an investigation by way of the Postal Carrier’s Inspector Normal, Deura was once charged and pleaded accountable on Oct. 21 to embezzlement of mail by way of a Postal Carrier worker. Deura has since resigned from the Postal Carrier.

Even supposing Deura’s crimes predate the cargo and release of the PlayStation 5, the inside track might nonetheless resonate with those that have discovered the console laborious to come back by way of. Anecdotal accounts of PS5s stolen in transit surfaced within the information in a while after the console’s release in early November. Amazon started an investigation within the U.Ok. after a number of shoppers there mentioned their console bins arrived stuffed with cat meals, home equipment, or different junk they hadn’t ordered.

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