7 UPS workers accused of stealing at D/FW Airport

Seven UPS employees have been arrested since August, accused of stealing DVDs and cellphones, iPhones and other electronics from the shipping company’s hub at Dallas/Fort Worth Airport, according to police reports.

Five men were arrested in August, said David Magaña, an airport spokesman. Two more were recently arrested in an October case, he said. Company officials are cooperating with police, UPS spokeswoman Susan Rosenberg said Monday, adding that the incidents were unrelated and not too unusual in the shipping industry.

“We did have some employees who were involved with some inappropriate behavior,” Rosenberg said. “It just so happened that there were two incidents eight weeks apart.”

D/FW Airport is one of the company’s six regional hubs in North America, Rosenberg said. She didn’t know whether the merchandise was believed to have been taken from a large business shipment or an individual package, both of which are handled at the facility.

Rosenberg said customers should rest assured that security measures are in place to protect their property. She declined to elaborate, except to say that it is a multilayered system and that the arrested employees probably weren’t aware of all the ways UPS keeps an eye on packages.