A man living in a small Chicago apartment was able to change the UPS’ headquarters address to his address, redirecting thousands of mail items to his home.
Authorities charged Dushaun Henderson-Spruce with fraud and mail theft. The 24-year-old man was behind an alleged scam which rerouted thousands of mail items fo the global shipping company to his home in Rogers Park. The stolen mail included the American Express cards of the company’s board members and CEO.
The man received so much mail that the post office had to put the correspondence in a postal service tube as the man’s mailbox was packed.
Henderson-Spruce worked for UPS six years ago as a package handler at one of its facilities in Illinois. On Thursday, he was arrested. He’s now awaiting a detention hearing.
The Man Denies Wrongdoing
According to police documents, the man was able to change the company’s Atlanta address via a post office change of address form he sent in late October. He asked for all the mail items to be sent to his 6750 North Ashland Avenue apartment instead.
According to the Chicago Tribune, the scammer needed no ID to make the changes. His initials appeared on the signature line but were immediately replaced with “UPS”.
UPS learned about the changes three months later. Inspectors at Fifth Third Bank were able to retrieve thousands of mail items from the man’s home. The mail included corporate cards, letters that were supposed to be sent to the company’s CEO and other top executives, and other sensitive files.
Investigators also found that Henderson-Spruce deposited over $58,000 in cheques in his personal bank account. The man denies any wrongdoing saying that there has been a mix-up as somebody likely stole his identity.
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