CAPE CORAL, Fla. (AP) - A former Cape Coral UPS driver and his wife have pleaded no contest to charges related to stealing hundreds of packages and selling the contents on the Internet.
Authorities say 39-year-old Craig Podleski stole more than $250,000 in packages. He pleaded no contest Monday to larceny of interstate commerce of more than $50,000. He was sentenced to five years in prison.
His wife, 43-year-old Cheryl Podleski, pleaded no contest to trafficking in stolen property. She was sentenced to five years probation. Both were arrested in August 2009.
Among the items reported stolen were rifles, handguns, flat-screen televisions, radios, samurai swords, watches, stereos, cigars and a marble-top kitchen island.