Being a Netflix customer requires a certain amount of trust in the US Postal Service — that they’ll deliver your movie promptly and without stomping on it and that they’ll return it in the same condition. But a former postal worker in Texas violated that trust, and has admitted to swiping Netflix discs before they got to their intended destinations.
This all goes back to 2008, when Netflix security noticed an anomaly — 114 discs had not been delivered to the 77373 zip code in the town of Spring, Texas, on the outskirts of Houston.
An investigation was opened and the postal worker’s bosses kept a keen eye on him until he was eventually spotted taking a Netflix disc straight from a mail bag and placing it in his personal backpack.
The 38-year-old now faces up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine.
Ya know, he probably wouldn’t have been so easily caught if he’d just watched and returned the discs. Just sayin’.
Houston postal worker pilfered Netflix movies [Houston Chronicle]