Former UPS employee pleads guilty to stealing package from company

Former United Parcel Services employee, Jerry Miles Wheeler, 42, pleaded guilty Thursday to theft charges for stealing a package from UPS when he was employed sorting packages in the evening. 

On Jan. 15, 2016, police were called to UPS at 4085 U.S. Highway 67 for a theft.

On Jan. 5, 2016, a package was to be delivered to a residence in San Angelo, but was unable to be delivered and returned to UPS. The next day, a UPS driver was not able to find the package that was returned to the UPS center.

An officer spoke with a man from the United States Mint and learned there were four 1987 mint coins written in Roman numerals in the package. After an investigation, an officer discovered Wheeler had pawned a gold eagle coin on Jan. 6, 2016, at Action Pawn, 2113 N. Bryant Blvd. The pawned coin matched the description given by the U.S. Mint employee.

Wheeler has been in the Tom Green County Jail since March 1. In exchange for his guilty plea, Wheeler will be on probation for 10 years with restitution to be determined.