usdoj2013BOSTON – A former postal worker pleaded guilty today to stealing more than 200 video games from the mail.

James L. White, 68, of Dorchester, pleaded guilty before U.S. District Judge Douglas P. Woodlock to theft of mail. Sentencing is scheduled for May 8, 2014. The statutory maximum penalty for the crime is five years in prison, three years of supervised release and a $250,000 fine.

From July through November 2012, White, while working as a mail handler at the Boston General Mail Facility, stole GameFly video games from the mail. He resold those video games to Gamestop, a videogame and software retailer. During the course of the theft, White stole over 200 video games worth several thousand dollars.

United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz and Rafael Medina, Special Agent in Charge of the U.S. Postal Service, Office of Inspector General, Northeast Area Field Office, made the announcement today. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Eugenia M. Carris of Ortiz’s Public Corruption and Special Prosecutions Unit.

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  1. enufisenuf says:

    Dozens of postal workers and opponents of privatization of the US Post Office picketed the Staples store on Van Ness Street in San Francisco on January 28, 2014. The American Postal Workers Union APWU which initiated the action charges that the Staple store will not protect the mail