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Ex-K'NEX Worker Jailed for 23 Months for Stealing $800 in Toys

Purnell Scarvers, 31, of the 1500 block of Page Street, Philadelphia, admitted to stealing the toys and shipping them to his children's mother in Pottstown on the company's dime.

A Philadelphia man who worked temporarily at K'NEX in Hatfield Township pleaded guilty to his crime Tuesday and was sentenced to three to 23 months in county prison for stealing $800 in toys from his employer, according to The Intelligencer.
Purnell Scarvers, 31, of the 1500 block of Page Street, also had the items shipped by K'NEX for $323 to the mother of his children in Pottstown, per the report.
Scarvers will serve his sentence in 45 consecutive weekends, beginning next month.
K'NEX officials contacted police after they became suspicious of two UPS shipments, one weighing 37 pounds and the other weighing 27 pounds, per the report. Shipments were made Feb. 12 and Feb. 13. Officials believed Scarvers was the suspect, as he worked both those days and never returned to work after Feb. 14, police said.
Read more on the case here.

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