Newspaper Employee Arrested for Stealing Press Parts

AUBURN, NY—A mailroom employee at The Citizen newspaper here has been arrested for allegedly stealing nearly $5,000 worth of parts and plates from the company’s printing press, The Post-Standard reported.

Eric Jones, 21, was charged with third-degree grand larceny after allegedly swiping $4,900 in parts and plates. He was spotted by police outside a local auto parts business loading rolls of chain link fence into his truck, the newspaper said.

A subsequent search of Jones’ truck produced a motor, rollers and hundreds of press plates. Jones told police he had stayed late after work on Sunday night to take the parts.

According to The Post-Standard, he was also charged with petit larceny and trespassing at the auto shop.