CLOVIS, N.M. (KRQE) - A UPS supervisor is in jail after deputies say they caught him selling stuff online he'd stolen on the job.
Albert Garcia is accused of helping himself to cell phones and prescription drugs from packages he handled at work.
Curry County sheriff's deputies say Craigslist helped them nab UPS Garcia, 26, in Clovis last week.
Garcia is accused of stealing five cell phones last month from a shipment he was supposed to deliver to a local business, according to the criminal complaint.
Deputies say he then started posting ads on Craigslist saying, "Selling Samsung Galaxy S-3 in Clovis area. Basically brand new. If interested, text me."
Deputies then went undercover.
According to court documents Garcia was working a shift at the UPS distribution center when he left the facility to sell one of the stolen cell phones. Little did he know he was selling it to an undercover deputy.
Deputies say Garcia agreed to sell them one of the $600 phones for $325, but then he backed out of the sale.
The four other stolen phones had been activated, so deputies contacted the new owners of those phones.
Each of them said they'd bought them from Garcia off Craigslist.
KRQE News 13 tried contacting the UPS distribution center in Clovis to find out how common thefts like these are and to ask if Garcia still has a job there. They did not return our calls.
Garcia is still behind bars, and deputies say the investigation is ongoing.
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