UPS worker caught stealing iPad

Posted at 7:26 PM, Dec 23, 2012
and last updated 2012-12-23 19:26:14-05

Al and Sandra Alverson was expecting two gifts they had bought online to get delivered this past Wednesday, but only one made it safely to their house in Houston. Wonder what happened to the other one?

The mystery began after FedEx sent the Alversons a confirmation notice that a package had been delivered that morning. According to FedEx’s records, the Apple iPad Mini, which was supposed to be a gift for their daughter, had come at 9:29 am. But guess what? No package.

Al Alverson, who had set up a surveillance system monitoring his front door, decided to review the tape and found that the package had arrived at the stated delivery time. Intrigued, he kept watching the video until a UPS delivery man arrived at about 1:15 that afternoon to deliver a second package. But just minutes later, the delivery man returned – and grabbed the FedEx package containing Alverson’s daughter’s Christmas gift.

“I said, ‘oh my God,’ it is the UPS guy,” Alverson told KHOU Houston.

After the Alversons posted the video on YouTube, UPS company promised to help Alverson replace the iPad he had ordered. According to reports, the company also fired the delivery man – who had been hired as a seasonal worker – and pressed theft charges. As far as Santa goes, we’ll know who he’ll be leaving off his list.