Investigators: Brooksville UPS superviser charged with burglary, grand theft in inside job

BROOKSVILLE, Fla. - A United Parcel Service senior supervisor at a Brooksville center knowingly supplied his keys and information that led to the theft of thousands of dollars in high value goods waiting to be shipped to Central Florida customers, according to a police statement.

The thefts occurred on December 23 and March 17 at the facility at 7230 Broad Street in Brooksville "by an unknown suspect(s) who used a key to enter the business, business office, and safe, used to store high value items..."

After a six-month investigation, investigators determined that Scott Joseph Astringer of Spring Hill was behind the burglaries.

According to the statement, Astringer, 39, planned, organized and assisted in the commission of the crimes.  Investigators say he supplied his keys to the business along with information including times, locations and staffing levels so the suspect, or suspects, could gain entry to the facility undetected.

Astringer was arrested Wednesday at the UPS facility where he worked. He was charged with burglary and grand theft.

The statement did not say if investigators have identified any other suspects.

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