Indiana Postal Employee Sentenced For Theft of Netflix Movies

INDIANAPOLIS – Ricky L. Alsip, 53, of Evansville, Indiana, was sentenced to two yearsof probation by U.S. District Judge Richard L. Young following his guilty plea to theft of mail by a postal employee. This case was the result of a investigation by the U.S. Postal Service Office
of Inspection General.

Alsip admitted that he had been stealing items from the mail while working as a postal carrier for a period of approximately one year. Alsip estimated that he removed 450 Netflix movies from the mail for use by himself and members of his family during this time period. Alsip also admitted taking other mail items such a magazines and catalogues for his own use.According to Assistant U.S. Attorney Todd S. Shellenbarger, who prosecuted the case for the government, Judge Young also ordered Alsip to make restitution in the amount of $5,413.50 and ordered Alsip to perform 40 hours of community service.

source: US Attorney’s Office