Police: Postal employee stole $49,000 worth of items, sold half on eBay
Posted at: 11/19/2012 8:08 AM
A U.S Postal employee is facing charges after police say he stole items worth $49,000 and sold half of them on eBay.
Brian Gaborski of Newark is charged with grand larceny following an investigation into thefts from a warehouse in Macedon.
Police say Garborski, who was assigned to conduct postal business for Wolff SMG, removed items daily from March 2010 through July 2012 and then sold a majority of them on eBay.
Investigators say they were contacted by Wolff SMG in July after an inventory audit.
According to police, investigators were able to locate multiple stolen items on an eBay site from one seller called “TheFourHorsemen.” Using LeadsOnline – an online investigative system used to recover stolen property and solve crimes – police were able to identify the seller and search his home.
Police say they recovered $26,000 worth of stolen items in Garborski’s home and say he sold $23,000 in stolen items on his eBay site.
Macedon Police Chief John Colella said, “Through the use of the latest technology available to our agency, and with excellent cooperation with the US Postal Inspector Generals Office in Buffalo, we were able to identify a suspect immediately and recover a large amount of the stolen merchandise for the victim. The defendant had abused his position with the Postal Service for his personal gain in order to pay his mortgage and personal expenses. Due to the complex nature of hundreds of financial transactions and delay of subpoena records from eBay, the arrest was made today”.
Gaborksi was arraigned and is due in court at a later date.