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COLOINIE – A sixth person was arrested on Monday, April 30, in an ongoing investigation involving stealing packages from the UPS on Avis Drive.
According to State Police, Shalamar Pridget-el, 29, of Albany, was responsible for sorting packages at the Latham facility during the 2017 Christmas season.
After customers reported receiving empty packages, an investigation commenced.
Pridget-el was arrested on a warrant after getting stopped for speeding in Oneonta. He is charged with the misdemeanor of criminal tampering, arraigned and sent to the Albany County jail on $700 cash bail or $2,500 bond.
In on Dec. 13, 2017, State Police arrested three people on similar charges – Paul Gottlieb of Albany, Michael Charleston of Troy and Verquana Wallace of Troy.
Wallace was charged with the additional felonies of criminal possession of stolen property and identity theft for allegedly stealing a credit card and making purchases at retailers throughout the area. She was not employed by UPS at the time of her arrest but is a significant other to Charleston, who gave her the card.
In February, two other Albany residents were arrested, Daniel and Robert Williams for felony criminal possession of stolen property and petit larceny, a misdemeanor.
They allegedly used the same stolen credit card as Wallace to purchase merchandise from retailers in the Capital District.