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Correction: Delivery Man-Parcel Thefts story

March 12, 2019

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — In a story March 11 about a man being arrested on suspicion of mail theft, The Associated Press erroneously reported the suspect’s employer. Hector Armando Cortes worked for a contractor called OnTrac Logistics, not the U.S. Postal Service.

A corrected version of the story is below:

Utah delivery man accused of stealing hundreds of parcels

A Utah package delivery driver is accused of keeping hundreds of parcels for himself

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A Utah package delivery driver is accused of keeping hundreds of parcels for himself.

KSL-TV in Salt Lake City reported Monday that 34-year-old Hector Armando Cortes was arrested late last week on suspicion of felony mail theft.

The U.S. Postal Service and law enforcement spent seven months looking into thefts in Salt Lake and Utah counties that started in July.

According to a search warrant affidavit, detectives saw Cortes transfer packages from a work vehicle into his car.

Authorities say roughly 450 parcels were reported stolen or missing on routes that Cortes handled for the Postal Service while working for contractor OnTrac Logistics.

A phone number for Cortes was not immediately available.

The affidavit also noted that Immigration and Customs Enforcement has started deportation proceedings as a result of the investigation.