Updated 11/19/2012 05:16 PM
Postal Worker Charged With Grand Larceny
A postal worker from Wayne County is accused of stealing thousands of dollars worth of items from a Macedon business he served in his duty as mail carrier.
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The investigation began with the report of thousands of dollars in missing items from Wolff SMG in Macedon.
"They had found a large discrepecy in their inventory count," said Chief John Colella of the Macedon Police Department.
It ended with the arrest of Brian Gaborski of Newark, a postal worker who was contracted to pick up packages at Wolff SMG.
"While he was there, he noticed there was multiple items in this very large warehouse and he began to help himself to the items."
Colella says Gaborski began taking items about two and a half years ago and selling them on eBay. Police recovered $26,000 worth of stolen merchandise at Gaborski's home. They say he'd already sold about $23,000 worth of stolen goods.
Police in Macedon started investigating the thefts back in July, but it wasn't until about a month ago that they were led to Gaborski thanks to an online crime-fighting tool.
"It's a very user-friendly database."
It's called Leads Online; a system used by thousands of police agencies to help recover stolen property.
"Within a matter of seconds, we knew exactly who owned that seller name on eBay."
Police interviewed Gaborski, who confessed, and was charged with felony grand larceny.
"It's an excellent tool we have to stay one step ahead of the people perpetrating crimes like this."
Gaborski worked at the Post Office in Macedon, but a Postal Service spokesperson says he no longer works there. In a statement, Postal Service spokesperson Karen Mazurkeiwicz said of Gaborski: "His actions are contradictory to the efforts of thousands of hard-working, honest postal employees that serve the greater Rochester area and across the country."
Gaborski is due back in Macedon Town Court next week. It's an alleged crime solved with the help of a high-tech tool.
"We need to stay one step ahead of the technology."