UPS fires worker seen stealing package from Austin home

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AUSTIN (KXAN) — A south Austin homeowner says their surveillance camera caught what appears to be someone posing as a UPS employee to steal packages left on their front porch.

Stacie Putnam says three packages were delivered at her home on Winterstein Drive shortly before 3 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 12. Nineteen minutes later, the camera catches a man on the front porch. The man is dressed in jeans and has a vest that has UPS on it. He also has on a baseball cap. The man grabs a large box and walks towards what appears to be a regular passenger vehicle.

A UPS spokesperson tells KXAN a seasonal worker admitted to taking the package. UPS received the package and gave it to police who were working to return it to the customer. The seasonal worker has been fired.

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