UPS driver charged with stealing dozens of guns

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Associated Press

Posted on July 25, 2014 at 8:00 PM

Updated Friday, Jul 25 at 8:01 PM

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California UPS driver has been arrested after federal agents say he stole dozens of guns to sell them on the black market.

Authorities say 36-year-old Curtis Hays, of Rancho Cucamonga, was arrested Friday. It's unclear whether he has an attorney who could be reached for comment.

A federal indictment this week alleges that Hays stole packages at the UPS shipping hub in Ontario. They contained rifles, pistols and shotguns intended for delivery to a sporting goods store.

He's also accused of stealing jewelry and cellphones.

Federal prosecutors say Hays gave the guns to a Moreno Valley man who illegally sold them.

The men are charged with conspiracy and theft crimes that could land them in prison for a decade if they're convicted.

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