Lady Justice 4 16-9

A Buena Park man pleaded not guilty Monday to stealing nearly $300,000 in goods intended for the military while he worked as a delivery truck driver.

Luis Quintanilla, 47, surrendered Saturday on warrants charging him with stealing $290,000 worth in a variety of goods such as boots and attire sold by Oakley eyewear and then selling the loot on eBay, according to Orange County Senior Deputy District Attorney Marc Labreche.

Quintanilla was working as a contractor, driving a truck for DHL between October 2012 and May 2013 when he is accused of stealing 10 shipments from Oakley addressed to various U.S. military outposts, Labreche said. It should have been obvious from the way the packages were addressed that the goods were intended for troops, Labreche said.

Quintanilla allegedly auctioned the goods on eBay, but it was not known how much profit he made, Labreche said.

Quintanilla, held on $1 million bail, could face up to 11 years in prison if convicted. He is next due in court Dec. 18.

City News Service

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