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Ex-US Postal worker admits theft of 2,200 GameFly games

Saturday, 17th October 2009 23:00 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

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An ex-US Postal Service worker in Pennsylvania has admitted in federal court to five-fingering 2,200 rental games bound for customers of GameFly.

Reginald Johnson, 34, of Germantown, faces 12 to 18 months in prison with sentencing set for January 13.

The mail-processing clerk who loaded and unloaded tractor-trailers of mail stole approximately $86,000, worth of games between April and September 2008.

After being under surveillance, the feds showed up to get him at work, only for him to flee the scene in his vehicle, and he was only apprehended after wrecking his SUV and running on foot for a bit. During this time he dropped a duffel bag, which was found to be packed with 81 GameFly titles.

Further search of the vehicle found another bag containing 79 mailers from the game rental service.

Apparently, Johnson had been trading the games to GameStop and inside his vehicle the feds found receipts from the store along with five Nintendo Wii Sports, three Wii Fits, a Playstation console, and game controllers.

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13 Comments

  1. jnms

    lol \o/

    #1 5 years ago
  2. ShiroGamer

    :D

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Michael O'Connor

    Wow… just… wow…

    You know, if he had made it a little *less* obvious than TWENTY TWO BLOODY THOUSAND… he might actually have gotten away with it. *rolls eyes*

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Uncontested

    Its funny because the main reason these games get stolen is dumb ass services like gamefly advertise their product on the envelope just tempting postal workers to steal them.. Heres a hint: Stop advertising on the freaking envelope for fucks sake. The only people who see the envelope are postal workers and the person receiving it.

    You’d be amazed how common it is for these to be stolen.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Michael O'Connor

    I’m gonna go work for the postal service!

    #5 5 years ago
  6. The_Deleted

    It’s not 22,000 ya numpty…

    #6 5 years ago
  7. Hunam

    @Uncontested

    I guess maybe they thought it would be fine because they didn’t expect postal workers to be thieving cunts. Why people can’t just do their fucking jobs I don’t know.

    /has a vendetta against postal services

    #7 5 years ago
  8. Uncontested

    It really is to much to ask when its a system as broken as the USPS. Brb losing money because we’re to dumb to realize adverts no one sees outside of the customer whos already paying are making us lose money. lol

    #8 5 years ago
  9. TastyAcidMilkk

    i think some of the postal workers are right thieving fuckers, ive had stuff missing thru royal mail twice, xbox 360 wired pad and play and charge kit twice they failed to arrive, they were even sent special delivery too so youd think theyd get thier safer, 2nd time i got the empty amazon box in a royal mail plastic baggie thing saying the items were “damaged” rubbish ive worked at the same royal mail depot before plenty of em thier are right shifty barstards

    #9 5 years ago
  10. Jadeskye

    @ acid, agreed, i’ve had shit, namely games, go missing through royal mail for years!

    On one occasion i bought a game from play.com and got an envelope with the game box and no disc in it with the bundled up plastic that was covering the fucking box!

    #10 5 years ago
  11. Phoenixblight

    Gamefly has them insured not saying its right because the guy made bank off of it obviously. But gamefly just gets the money from the Government because they insure them. Gamefly gets the game for35-40$ and the government pays them 60$. Gamefly would be making a profit.

    #11 5 years ago
  12. pracer

    Same as the rest of you I have had stuff go missing, and yea Gamefly games get lost. Right now I have a game that was shipped same day as another gamer that has arrived, yet the missing game is four days late and counting. If someone took it, shame on them, the game I got is Fallout 3 the one they may have too is Xblades. Serves them right lol hope they enjoy it.

    #12 5 years ago
  13. reask

    A bit silly really thinking he would get away with it.

    #13 5 years ago

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