A Chicago man accused of changing UPS's mailing address to his one-bedroom apartment and stealing the company's mail – including $ 58,000 in checks.
For nearly three months, Dushaun Henderson-Spruce reportedly diverted the post office from Atlanta to his own home about 700 miles away, reports the Chicago Tribune.
Henderson-Spruce, 24, withdrew the fraud by submitting a written US Postal Service change to the address Oct. 26, according to officials.
The suspected fraudster then received such mail that the forwarder allegedly left the shipment in trays in his building. This continued until January 16, when a security coordinator for the maritime giant finally decrypted the system and notified the postal service.
"[The company] was notified that some US mail for UPS employees at the company's main office had been diverted by an unauthorized change of address from a third party," said a UPS spokesman for NPR. "The US Postal Service (USPS) has resolved the problem and the USPS Post Inspector is investigating the incident."
The inspectors searched his home and provided the company with about 3,000 postal addresses, the Chicago Tribune reported. The investigators also found out that he had transferred more than 1
A criminal complaint published on Tuesday revealed that Henderson-Spruce was arrested for theft and mail fraud
He remains in custody and is scheduled to appear for a court hearing next.