Thursday, 18 November 2010
I wondered where all my ebay items were going...
A postal worker who spent 10 years hoarding packages of pornographic DVDs and female lingerie in his attic is facing jail.
Following a tip-off Royal Mail investigators raided Alec Clark’s home and found his attic filled with old packages and delivery receipts.
When confronted the 35-year-old admitted he had taken them.
He told Peterborough Today: “It seems I’m really into something that’s overtaken my mind. I had no intention of doing anything with it.”
Prosecutor Richard Brown told Peterborough Crown Court: “An investigation uncovered 10 postal packets and receipts from a variety of different companies, including Pabo, who sell sex toys and Figleaves, a women’s lingerie firm.
“They found sex toys, underwear, lingerie and books that had been sent through the post.”
He managed to escape detection for so long because he would open up multiple delivery packages, take out one or two items, then do up the box again and deliver it.
Defence attorney, Sara Young said Clark faced a jail term.
“This is a very serious matter. There was a large breach of trust involved. It does cross the custody threshold.”
A spokesman for Royal Mail said: “The overwhelming majority of our people are honest and we have a zero tolerance policy to any dishonesty.”