UPS driver busted for stealing shipments of firearms, selling them on black market

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by 728ups, Jul 29, 2014.

  1. 728ups

    728ups offending people on the internet since 1995

    7/29/14 | by Jennifer Cruz

    The kind of commerce Curtis Hays was participating in wasn’t exactly the legal type. (Photo credit: Wikimedia)

    A 36-year-old former delivery driver for UPS was arrested Friday and facing federal gun trafficking charges after he allegedly stole multiple shipments of firearms, jewelry and cell phones from a company’s shipping hub in Ontario.

    “This is an unusual case,” said Carlo DiCesare, Riverside’s special assistant U.S. attorney prosecuting the case. “It was a large number of firearms that were stolen, and they were stolen from a reputable shipping company.”

    Curtis Hays was said to have taken multiple packages, containing more than 70 guns, which were supposed to be delivered to Turner’s Outdoorsman in Rancho Cucamonga, California, back in 2012. Hays instead handed the firearms over to 35-year-old Dennis Dell White Jr., of M Valley, who in turn illegally sold the guns, which included 12-gauge shotguns and .45-caliber handguns.

    A 16-count indictment against Hays was filed on July 23. Hays was arraigned in federal court the day of his arrest, which took place without incident, and White is also due to be arraigned within the next few weeks.

    Both Hays and White are facing charges for conspiracy, six counts of theft of firearms, six counts of receipt and possession of stolen firearms, two counts of theft, receipt, and possession of good in interstate commerce. In addition, White is also being charged with being a felon in possession of firearms and ammunition.

    If convicted, both the stolen goods charge and the conspiracy charge could result in up to a five-year sentence and each individual weapons charge could carry a penalty of 10 years. Additionally, White could face an extra 10 years for being a felon in possession of firearms and ammunition.

    Authorities said they became privy to the illegal activity when they were contacted by Turner’s Outdoorsman explaining that they were missing several firearms shipments, which typically were shipped from out-of-state gun manufacturers and processed through the Ontario facility.

    “Certainly there is a huge market out there,” DiCesare said of black market gun sales in the state. “What the full extent of it is – I don’t know if anyone knows.”
  2. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    There is already another thread about this.
  3. 728ups

    728ups offending people on the internet since 1995

    ah danggit,my search skills must be lacking. had a long day
    ok move along nothing to see here!
  4. Wally

    Wally Hailing from Parts Unknown.

    This clown really did go off half cocked.
  5. oldngray

    oldngray nowhere special

    It said former UPS driver. I wonder when he quit/was fired and how long he drove.
  6. He was a no voter!
  7. BigBeef42

    BigBeef42 Active Member

    They toooookkk R gunnnnns

    Sent using USPS
  8. Moist

    Moist New Member

    Lol. What a dum dum (want gum gum). Why risk a driving job for that.....annnd if hes gonna do something like it so it can be traced back to him....annnd if he stole 70 guns he probably didnt take all of them at once. Didnt think anyone would catch onto his cash cow?