Lady Justice 4 16-9

A Buena Park man pleaded guilty Monday to stealing nearly $300,000 in goods intended for the military while he worked as a delivery truck driver.

Luis Quintanilla, 47, who is scheduled to be sentenced May 4, accepted a plea deal from prosecutors that includes three years and four months in prison, according to Senior Deputy District Attorney Marc Labreche.

If Quintanilla fails to show for sentencing he would face the maximum punishment of 11 years in prison, Labreche said.

Quintanilla, who has credit for 104 days served behind bars, was released from custody so he can put his affairs in order before beginning his prison sentence, Labreche said.

The sentence also reflects his “taking responsibility for his actions at an early time,” Labreche said. Quintanilla was charged in December.

Quintanilla was also ordered by Orange County Superior Court Judge Scott Steiner, who took the plea, to pay $299,000 in restitution and a $580,000 fine, Labreche said.

However, Quintanilla appears to have little means to pay the fine and restitution, Labreche said.

Quintanilla stole $290,000 worth in a variety of goods such as Oakley boots and attire and then sold the loot on eBay, according to Labreche.

Quintanilla was working as a contractor, driving a truck for DHL between October 2012 and May 2013 when he stole 10 shipments from Oakley addressed to various U.S. military outposts, Labreche said.

City News Service

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