Seasonal UPS workers accused of stealing from packages at processing facility

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COLONIE, N.Y. (NEWS10) – New York State Police arrested three seasonal workers at the UPS Operations Facility in Colonie on Wednesday.

Police say over the course of several weeks, UPS received several complaints from customers that their package was missing some or all of its contents, and in some instances, received empty boxes.

After a lengthy investigation, police arrested and charged Paul Gottlieb, 23, with third-degree criminal tampering; Michael Charleston, 29, for fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property and third-degree criminal tampering; and Verquana Wallace, 26, with fourth-degree criminal possession of stolen property and third-degree identity theft.

Police say Wallace used a stolen credit card throughout the Capital Region to make purchases at retailers. She is the girlfriend of Charleston who police say was not employed by UPS at the time of her arrest.

Investigators say they are looking for several other suspects involved in the operation.

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