Former FedEx employee gets nearly 8 years for stealing shotgun

Posted Jan. 27, 2012, at 1:17 p.m.
Last modified Jan. 27, 2012, at 1:35 p.m.

LEWISTON, Maine — A former FedEx worker has been sentenced to nearly eight years in federal prison for stealing a shotgun from the delivery company’s Lewiston distribution center and selling it.

Raymond Adams of Lewiston was sent to prison for seven years and 10 months and given three years of probation after he was convicted on charges of being a felon in possession of a firearm.

Prosecutors say the 43-year-old Adams worked at the distribution center in September 2009 when he saw a package marked “firearm.” The gun had been shipped from Texas and was addressed to a Maine gunsmith. Authorities say Adams took the package home and sold it for $150.

The Sun Journal reported the man who bought it wrote Adams a check with the serial number in the memo line.

 

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