A former employee of a Northampton delivery company who stole about £600,000 of mobile phones has been given a two-year jail sentence.
Zygimantas Bacevicius, of Pine Ridge, Southfields, Northampton, was working at the distribution centre of TNT in May last year when he redirected four pallets full of stock to his home address.
Northampton Crown Court heard the 25-year-old changed documentation on a consignment of 4,000 mobile telephones, including 1,000 Apple iPhones, worth an estimated £600,000.
When police searched his address they recovered almost all the phones from his attic and hidden under his sofa.
Paul Webb, mitigating, said Bacevicius’s “act of stupidity” had ruined his life.
He said: “He has brought his career to an abrupt end. His wife has moved back to Lithuania with their young child. He is now in a far worse financial predicament.”
Recorder Tim Spencer QC sentenced Bacvicius to two years in prison.