A UPS worker was charged with theft after he admitted picking up a wallet and a planner with credit cards at places where he made deliveries.
Benjamin Bassler, 21-year-old delivery driver, was arrested Oct. 22 on two felony and two misdemeanor theft charges. He was charged with stealing from employees of a church and an alcohol distributor the day before, according to Jennifer Castro, Anchorage police spokeswoman.
Video surveillance from the church, ChangePoint Alaska, shows a UPS driver enter the church's office at 1 p.m., deliver a package and look around the room, Castro said. After the driver walked between cubicles, she said the tape shows the man kneel down and take the wallet from the woman's cubicle.
... When the driver was questioned by UPS security, Castro said, he admitted stealing the items and was fired.
Let's see ... stupid + video surveillance + stupid + reasonably-alert victims + stupid = felony charges.
Did I mention stupid?
I know it's not UPS's fault, and it'll take more than one bad apple to spoil the experience ... but the lesson here is don't let delivery drivers wander around your facility unaccompanied, no matter who they are.