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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Northern District of West Virginia

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Commercial truck driver convicted of stealing products during shipment

WHEELING, WEST VIRGINIA – Bruce Silver, 55, of Neffs Ohio, was convicted in federal court today after he admitted to using his position as a commercial truck driver to steal merchandise, United States Attorney William J. Ihlenfeld, II, announced.

Mr. Silver owned and operated a commercial vehicle which he used to transport shipments of retail goods, including deliveries of products and goods from Cabela’s Distribution Center located in Triadelphia, West Virginia. He devised a scheme to embezzle and steal Cabela’s merchandise while the goods were being transported. Specifically, in April 2014, Silver stole a shipment of Cabela’s products valued at more than $1,000.00.

Silver pled guilty today to a criminal Information charging him with one count of “Theft From Interstate Shipment.” He faces up to 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $250,000.00. Under the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, the actual sentence imposed will be based upon the seriousness of the offenses and the prior criminal history, if any, of the defendant.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Randy Bernard prosecuted the case on behalf of the government. The Federal Bureau of Investigation led the inquiry.

Senior U.S. District Judge Frederick P. Stamp presided.

Updated January 8, 2016