Press Release from the U.S. Department of Justice :
INDIANAPOLIS – Ricky L. Alsip, 53, Evansville, Indiana, was charged with theft of mail by postal employee, announced Timothy M. Morrison, U.S. Attorney, Southern District of Indiana, following an investigation by the U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General.
The information alleges that Alsip stole approximately 450 DVD format Netflix movies that had been placed in the mail for delivery to Netflix customers in Evansville, Indiana.
According to Assistant U.S. Attorney Todd S. Shellenbarger, who is prosecuting the case for the government, Alsip faces a maximum of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine. An initial hearing will be scheduled before a U.S. Magistrate Judge.
An information is only a charge and is not evidence of guilt. A defendant is presumed innocent and is entitled to a fair trial at which the government must prove guilt beyond a reasonable doubt.