Package delivery employee sentenced for theft

By Gary Scott on February 2, 2016 at 1:05pm

A former employee at the Jacksonville UPS customer center accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of electronics and other items from packages has been sentenced.

Thirty-two-year-old Clayton Whitaker of the 100 block of Leland Lake was sentenced to 60 days of weekends in jail for theft this morning in Morgan County Court.

Jacksonville Police Lieutenant Rodney Cox says an investigation was opened up in 2014 regarding opened packages. He says about $10,000 of merchandise, mainly new cell phones and phones ordered by customers that were supposed to be delivered to the Jacksonville AT&T store, were taken.

Accessories and iPads intended for delivery to the store were also allegedly stolen.