Postal Worker Steals 30,000 Netflix DVDs

September 24, 2009 - 1:29 PM
A former postal service employee has pleaded guilty to stealing more than 30,000 DVDs that moved through a western Massachusetts post office.
Springfield, Mass. (AP) - A former postal service employee has pleaded guilty to stealing more than 30,000 DVDs that moved through a western Massachusetts post office.
 
Myles Weathers, formerly of Springfield, took DVDs that were mailed by Netflix to customers for a year beginning in January 2007.
 
Federal prosecutors say the movie rental company alerted Springfield post office officials that a suspiciously high number of DVDs were disappearing. As many as 100 movies a week were disappearing.
 
Weathers was arrested in February 2008 after investigators filmed him taking DVDs from packages and slipping them into his backpack.
 
He faces 10 months to 16 months in prison and restitution costs of about $38,000 at his Dec. 23 sentencing.
 
Weathers' attorney did not immediately return a call seeking comment Tuesday.