Case # 14NF4930
Date: December 15, 2014
DHL CONTRACT TRUCK DRIVER TO BE ARRAIGNED FOR ILLEGALLY SELLING OAKLEY EYEWEAR INTENDED FOR SOLDIERS IN U.S. MILITARY ON EBAY AFTER REPEATEDLY STEALING SHIPMENTS FROM DHL PROCESSING CENTERS
SANTA ANA – A DHL contract truck driver is scheduled to be arraigned today for illegally selling Oakley eyewear intended for soldiers in the U.S. Military on eBay after repeatedly stealing shipments from DHL processing centers. Luis Quintanilla, 47, Buena Park, is charged with 10 felony counts of grand theft with sentencing enhancements for aggravated white collar crime over $100,000 and property loss over $200,000. If convicted, Quintanilla faces a maximum sentence of 11 years in state prison. Quintanilla is being held on $290,000 bail and must prove that the money is from a legal and legitimate source before posting bond. The arraignment is scheduled for today, Dec. 15, 2014, at 11 a.m., at CJ1, Santa Ana.
At the time of the crimes, Quintanilla worked as an independent contract truck driver for DHL. Between October 2012 and May 2013, Quintanilla is accused of stealing 10 shipments of Oakley eyewear from DHL processing centers intended for delivery to appropriate United States Postal Inspection Service (USPIS) facilities. He is accused of auctioning 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 is $290,000.
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.