Federal Prosecutor’s Office Announced Wednesday that a U.S. postal operator was convicted in a case where consoles were stolen from the mail in the spring.
Zoheb A. Deura, 34, of Derby, Connecticut, was fined $ 20,000 and given three years probation. He has to spend the first nine months in domestic detention. In October he pleaded guilty to having stolen numerous packages between February and April 2020, including those with “PlayStation and Nintendo gaming devices” as well as an Apple iPhone and a computer.
Deura also stole packages of shoes and clothing; Following an investigation by the Inspector General of the Postal Service, Deura was charged and found guilty on October 21 of misappropriating mail by a postal worker. Deura has since left the postal service.
Although Deura’s crimes precede the PlayStation 5’s shipping and launch, the news can still resonate with those who have had a hard time getting to the console. Anecdotal accounts Shortly after the console launched in early November, the news surfaced numerous PS5s that were stolen in transit. Amazon began an investigation in the UK
Exactly the same thing happened to me, I got a George Foreman Grill!
It looked like the box had also been opened at some point.
Now I can’t get a replacement as there is no stock in the UK even though I pre-ordered it 2 months in advance! pic.twitter.com/Cmg3BzVhvg
– Sam Filze (@Sam_Felts) 20th November 2020