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UPS Drivers Swiping 'GTA IV?'

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Posted April 28, 2008 - By Stephen Johnson

According to a source at UPS, brown-clad drivers in shorts are swiping early copies of Grand Theft Auto IV.

According to ArsTechnica: "In one 24-hour period, three workers were fired, and more interviews were scheduled for today that would likely end in termination."

Ouch! Hey, UPS drivers: It's only a game about stealing things and acting the fool. You shouldn't lose your job over it.

From Arstechnica:

"When we have a [big name release], we communicate it to operations and security teams. We have security in place at the facilities, and we make sure they understand to keep an eye out for things to exit the building," he explained. How did they find where games were stolen? "We had tips from people inside, and some of them were discovered at intermediate hubs... it's easy to spot: flaps torn, some boxes are re-taped." In most cases, the bust is as easy as finding the last person who scanned the box as full and interviewing them.

"They're not selling them, these people are stealing one copy," he told me—all of the thefts seem to be for personal use. It seems many people think stealing a game a few days before release is worth it, and this is far from the perfect crime."

ArsTechnica: Grand Theft UPS: copies of GTA stolen en route to retailers

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