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Blandy vs Terrorism
07-03-2007, 10:26 PM
http://www.local6.com/news/13612024/detail.html?rss=orlpn&psp=irresistible

HOUSTON -- A federal judge in Houston has ordered a year and a-half in prison for a now-former postal clerk in a DVD-by-mail theft investigation.

Authorities accused 53-year-old Anthony Zuniga of Houston of swiping thousands of movies from the mail system.

Zuniga was convicted of two counts of mail theft by a postal employee. He also was sentenced Monday to three years probation and must pay a $4,000 fine.


Netflix last year notified the U.S. Postal Service about an unusually high number of DVDs missing from a certain post office box.

Investigators said Zuniga was stationed at that center. Prosecutors said surveillance showed Zuniga stealing 122 DVDs from the post office.

On Aug. 3, 2006, inspectors observed Zuniga dumping a tub of Netflix and Blockbuster DVDs into a plastic bag and then leaving the postal facility with the plastic bag. Zuniga's vehicle was stopped as it was exiting the parking lot and inspectors found the plastic bag containing the DVDs on the floor of the vehicle. The bag contained 122 DVDs.

After an interview with postal inspectors, Zuniga consented to a search of his home. Inside the home, inspectors found 8,177 stolen pieces of mail -- including 5,937 Netflix DVDs and 1,497 Blockbuster DVDs.

Zuniga, who had been a Postal Service employee since 1974, resigned his job after being caught stealing the DVDs.

sto110
07-03-2007, 10:27 PM
workesrs like him are the reason gamefly thinks i steal from them and wont send me games

elry
07-03-2007, 10:31 PM
i wonder if he knows pat lotika's former postman...

TheKraken
07-03-2007, 10:34 PM
A friend of mine is convinced his mail carrier is watching his Netflix before sending them back because of how long it takes.

XSaraXPoeX
07-03-2007, 10:36 PM
What. A. Dick! :mad:

SethInAz
07-03-2007, 10:45 PM
Wow, maybe that's why I can't get a copy of Letters From Iwo Jima in the mail.

XXXenophile
07-04-2007, 12:00 AM
And now I know where the missing porn went.

Andrew j
07-04-2007, 03:29 AM
Hope he lost his pension.

Patton
07-04-2007, 03:43 AM
does that punishment seem light to anyone else?

Fake Pat
07-04-2007, 04:06 AM
does that punishment seem light to anyone else?

Not really, but that's just because he was only convicted of 2 counts.

(I don't really get why he was only convicted of 2 counts though)

NickT
07-04-2007, 04:12 AM
You'd think that postal workers would be under tighter surveilance.

AAlgar
07-04-2007, 04:33 AM
*clenches fist*

NEWMAN!

Brewtown Andy
07-04-2007, 04:56 AM
Not really, but that's just because he was only convicted of 2 counts.

(I don't really get why he was only convicted of 2 counts though)I mean, why not 122?

I'm guessing it has something to do with that he was only stealing mail from two sources, although that seems goofy.

Patton
07-04-2007, 04:56 AM
Not really, but that's just because he was only convicted of 2 counts.

(I don't really get why he was only convicted of 2 counts though)

Oh. I didn't notice that.

I wonder if it's because the stuff was recovered.

I wonder what those 1500 other pieces of mail were.