BOSTON – A former postal worker was sentenced today for stealing more than 200 video games from the mail.
James L. White, 68, of Dorchester, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Douglas P. Woodlock to 30 days in prison, three years of supervised release, and $8,000 in restitution to Gamefly. In January, White pleaded guilty to theft of mail.
From July through November 2012, White, while working as a mail handler at the Boston General Mail Facility, stole GameFly video games from the mail. He then resold those video games to Gamestop, a videogame and software retailer, garnering himself several thousands of dollars in profit.
United States Attorney Carmen M. Ortiz and Rafael Medina, Special Agent in Charge of the United States Postal Service, Office of Inspector General, Northeast Area Field Office, made the announcement today. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Eugenia M. Carris of Ortiz’s Public Corruption and Special Prosecutions Unit.