Case # 14NF4930
Date: February 2, 2015
CONTRACT TRUCK DRIVER CONVICTED OF ILLEGALLY SELLING OAKLEY EYEWEAR INTENDED FOR SOLDIERS IN U.S. MILITARY ON EBAY AFTER REPEATEDLY STEALING SHIPMENTS FROM DHL PROCESSING CENTERS
FULLERTON – A contract truck driver was convicted today of illegally selling Oakley eyewear intended for soldiers in the U.S. Military on eBay after repeatedly stealing shipments from DHL processing centers. Luis Albert Quintanilla, 47, Buena Park, pleaded guilty to 10 felony counts of grand theft with sentencing enhancements for aggravated white collar crime over $100,000 and property loss over $200,000. Quintanilla is expected to be sentenced to three years and four months in state prison, $299,000 restitution, and pay a $580,000 fine at his sentencing May 4, 2015, at 8:30 a.m. in Department N-12, North Justice Center, Fullerton.
At the time of the crimes, Quintanilla worked as an independent contract truck driver for DHL. Between October 2012 and May 2013, Quintanilla stole 10 shipments of Oakley eyewear from DHL processing centers intended for delivery to appropriate United States Postal Service facilities. He auctioned the eyewear on eBay from his home under the name “havetime2sell” by posting photos of the merchandise with the packaging box to emphasize their authenticity.
The total value of the stolen merchandise was $290,000.
The United States Postal Inspection Service (USPIS) investigated this case after Oakley Inc. alerted USPIS about large shipments of Oakley eyewear that were mailed and stolen before it reached USPIS for distribution to soldiers in the U.S. Military.
Senior Deputy District Attorney Marc Labreche of the Major Fraud Unit is prosecuting this case.