Police: Pa. man stole items worth $28K from UPS Freight

Video surveillance footage reportedly showed man loading skids of televisions onto his trailer

June 20--Colonial Regional police have charged a man with stealing more than $22,800 in property from his employer at UPS Freight.

Daniel Devitt, 47, of the 400 block of Fireline Road in Lower Towamensing Township , was charged Wednesday with theft and receiving stolen property. He is free under $25,000 unsecured bail.

According to Northampton County Court records:

Police began investigating after they received a call from Doug Hughes, working security for UPS Freight in the 300 block of Stoke Park Road in Hanover Township, Northampton County.

Hughes said someone at the facility had stolen three skids full of televisions. Some of the televisions were broken and were valued at only $40.

Video surveillance showed Devitt, a truck driver, load the skids onto his truck Jan. 10, police said. A GPS showed Devitt stopped at a closed business in Upper Macungie Township that was not part of his route, police said.

In an interview with Hughes on Jan. 16, Devitt admitted stealing the three skids and said he had stolen other items from his employer. Devitt was fired that day.

On Jan. 17, Hughes told police he learned the facility was also missing three additional skids of freight valued at more than $22,800.

Video surveillance showed Devitt loading those missing skids onto his trailer.

-- Pamela Lehman

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