authorities have arrested two men in connection with an operation
to divert Federal Express packages from their intended shipping
route to themselves.
of Seaford, DE, and Randy Delano of Bridgeville were charged
with 26 counts of theft, nine counts of second-degree conspiracy
and 17 counts of third-degree conspiracy. They were remanded
to a correctional institute in default of $260,000 secured bond,
pending further court action.
and Delano were contracted drivers for FedEx responsible for
transporting packages for Louden Trucking. Authorities believe
the drivers picked up loads from the central shipping station
in Harrisburg, PA, and occasionally made stops at their homes
or a rented storage facility prior to arriving at their assigned
lost shipment complaints and concluded about $60,000 in merchandise
was unaccounted for, according to a published report. Detectives
have recovered about $25,000 worth of merchandise.